Topic 6c Resilience and Adaptivity


After 100 Resilient Cities – what's next?

With the well-known global R100 initiative having terminated operations in August 2019, the question of learning beyond the network seems crucial now. The final report offers important lessons learnt and deserves wide attention – but does not resolve the apparent transfer gap.

Urban topics revised

The ISDRS urban theme features 4 revised topics: 6c now focuses on the factors and processes that contribute to make cities and urban settlements more resilient in the face of global challenges. Get involved!

Next Conference: Track 6c

We invite contributions from researchers and practitioners on the resilience and adaptivity of urban to rural settlements.

Keywords: Resilience; Panarchy; Adaptive capacity; Vulnerability; Hazards; Risks; Regeneration; Recovery; Adaptive governance; Adaptive co-management; Social learning; Local knowledge; Knowledge brokerage; Institutional entrepreneurs;

Please check the detailed information on track 6d for the 2020 Budapest Conference “Sustainability in Transforming Society”.


Most related UN-SDGs

Past Conference

This topic group  started in 2019.

Knowledge Resources

State of the Art: 

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Recommended Sources:

- Look at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Sustainable Cities: Inclusive, Resilient, and Connected

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Who are we?

Dr. Regine Ortlepp

Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden

Dr. Nuno Martins

Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon


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