Barcelona Resilience Week

Building on the success of the Barcelona Resilience Experience in February 2015, UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme, the BCN Urban Resilience Partnership, and the City Council of Barcelona hosted the Barcelona Resilience Week, a global platform for discussion and learning between leading cities and companies working to build more resilient communities all over the world.

The Barcelona Resilience Week has become an international event to share experiences, pool ideas, network and inspire experts, leaders, local governments, companies, research centres, international organizations and academia to continually develop initiatives on urban resilience.

What is cityresilience.org

cityresilience.org is a project of shareholders of City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) with the aim of being a common knowledge facility on resilience for partners of the programme and those interested in urban resilience.
Main goal of cityresilience.org is to provide a site for communication between CRPP shareholders in terms of sharing common information and provide collaborative working tools, and to spread knowledge and provide tools, services and experiences with partners: cities, business, educational and non-profit entities.
Urban Resilience

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York University's MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs (MIHA)

MIAH - University of York

The University of York in the UK, runs an online MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs. The course is designed for humanitarian practitioners and operates very flexibly. The programme is now accepting applications for September 2016.

Please contact Dr Janaka Jayawickrama, Programme Leader, at:
janaka.jayawickrama@york.ac.uk or Dr Jo Rose, Deputy Programme Leader, at: jo.rose@york.ac.uk for further information.

Invitation to apply for York University's MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs (MIHA)

Habitat III - New Urban Agenda

Habitat III

Urban Dialogue on the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda

This online dialogue takes place in three phases from 9 May to 8 July 2016 in parallel with the informal inter-governmental meetings and stakeholder hearings taking place in New York. Individuals and organisations from around the world are invited to provide feedback on the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda which is online here .

The online discussion takes place in three phases in parallel with the informal intergovernmental meetings and stakeholder hearings in New York. Please post your comments in the discussion forum here.

UfM and UN-Habitat new MoU

UFM UN-Habitat MoU

6 Apr. 2016. - UfM and UN-Habitat join forces to promote sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean

UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr Joan Clos and UfM Deputy Secretary General for Transport and Urban Development Ambassador Yigit Alpogan signed a Memorandum of Understanding to undertake joint actions for an integrated approach to socially and environmentally sustainable urban development.
Both parties agreed to find common responses to the pressing challenges facing urban areas in the Mediterranean region and have identified several areas of collaboration with special regard to water management, risk reduction and resilience.

New Job Opportunities

4 new job opportunities

23 Dec. 2015 - New Job Opportunities

The City Resilience Profiling Programme is offering 4 new job opportunities as Country Specialist.

Read the full job description at http://reliefweb.int/job/1335646/country-specialist-local-focal-point.

Best wishes 2016!

Christmas Card 2015

23 Dec. 2015 - CRPP Team wishes you the very best for the Festive Season and a Happy New Year!
Hoping to see you 14-18 March at the Barcelona Resilience Week

Smart City Expo World Congress 2015

SCEWC 2015

13 Nov. 2015
The Smart City Expo World Congress considered as one of the most important global meetings on urban innovation is gathering more than 200 companies and institutions.

In the fifth edition of the SCEWC, CRPP is contributing to several events during the Congress, engaging city representatives and private sector companies interested in UN-Habitat’s work on urban resilience.

Sant Pau Event: Connecting Actors for SDG's

Sant Pau Conference

11 Nov. 2015
Diverse local actors share their vision and call for greater synergies in efforts to achieve the UN 2030 agenda

Over one hundred stakeholders came together to exchange on what this new framework means at the local level, and take active steps to achieve the most ambitious development agenda the world has ever seen.

United Nations 70th Anniversary at Sant Pau

UN 70th Anniversary at Sant Pau

CRPP – UN Habitat celebrated the 70th anniversary of the United Nations with an event at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site on 23 October 2015 .

The four UN organizations located at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site – UN-HABITAT's City Resilience Profiling Programme (UN-HABITAT/CRPP), the GWOPA Secretariat Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance (UN-HABITAT/GWOPA), the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) and the WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening (WHO/Europe) with the support of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site joined the world-wide celebration of the UN´s 70th Anniversary with an event that took place at the site the evening of the 23 October 2015.


MoDDD Launch

On October 6, 2015 UN Habitat’s Chief of Risk Reduction and Resilience Mr. Dan Lewis, gave a keynote address to a gathering of RMIT University faculty, students, and partners during the launch of the new Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD) course starting in July, 2016.

This course for the first time brings together faculty from diverse disciplines, to provide advanced learning to students wanting to engage in the complex environment of urban risk reduction, reconstruction and resilience building.

MoDDD is delivered through a combination of online study and intensive face-to-face workshops and field trips. Students have the option to undertake the intensive workshops at either RMIT Melbourne’s city campus or through RMIT Europe based in Barcelona.

Find out more on MoDDD and how it can assist your organization and enhance your career development www.rmit.edu.au/programs/mc251

Photographer: Georgia Quinn

New RMIT Master of Disaster, Design and Development


Developed in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and UN-Habitat, the Master of Disaster, Design and Development explores how design can be used as a strategic tool to help resolve complex global challenges including poverty, natural disasters and climate change.

Together with a new book on designing resilient housing, the degree was officially launched this week by RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Martin Bean CBE.

The launch was preceded by an industry symposium: Designing for a Fragile Planet.

Associate Professor Esther Charlesworth, Director of the Humanitarian Architecture Research Bureau (HARB) at RMIT, said demand was growing for architects, engineers and other design professionals to contribute to meaningful planning and rebuilding following disasters.