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H2 - Bottom-up urban resilience: measuring community and individual capacities

Session Description

Facilitator: Julie Greenwalt, Urban Environment Specialist , Cities Alliance, Brussels, Belgium


  • Lubaina Rangwala, Managing Associate Climate Resilience, WRI India, Mumbai, India
  • Purnomo Dwi Sasongko, Chief Resilience Officer, Semarang, Indonesia
  • David Dodman, Director, Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London, UK
  • Shiraz Wajih, President, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG), Gorakhpur, India

Whilst climate change is a global phenomenon, climate risks are local, and geographically and socio-economically uneven. Many cities do not measure how resilience and risk vary across neighborhoods and lack community-level data, including data collected by communities. There is a need to measure the dynamics between vulnerability across the physical landscape, community preparedness, and individuals’ capacities. This panel focuses on demonstrating ‘bottom-up’ resilience measuring that is participatory, gender-responsive, and empowers community members to access and participate in resilience planning. Panelists and city representatives from Asia and other regions will share experiences in applying such resilience measurement methods.