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D4 - Resilient city: Quito, Ecuador

Session Description

Facilitator: David Jácome Polit, Chief Resilience Officer, 100 Resilient Cities, Quito, Ecuador

Presenters:

  • David Jácome Polit, Chief Resilience Officer, 100 Resilient Cities, Quito, Ecuador
  • Alexandra Rodríguez, Agricultural Engineer, CONQUITO Economic Development Agency, Municipality of Quito, Ecuador
  • José Luis Barros, Metropolitan Director of Urban Development, Municipality of Quito, Ecuador
  • Michael Maks Davis, Senior Lecturer and Environmental Expert, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
  • Simone Dohms, Desk Officer for Cooperation with Bolivia and Ecuador, from the South American Division of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bonn, Germany (tbc)

Organized by: Municipality of Quito


The aim of this workshop is to present in a first stage the preliminary resilience assessment of the city and discuss the emerging concerns about tools for the city’s development, how effective they can be and to get input from cities facing similar challenges. The city has developed a preliminary resilience assessment, and is developing a resilience building strategy based on this information. From this exercise, it is recognized that mobility and economic development are key issues that the city must face, among others, to become more resilient in the short and long term. However, the initiatives to be presented (the Eco-efficiency tool and the urban farming programme) can be improved in their effectiveness.

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