The Urban Resilience Intensive Training 2021 brings together policymakers, practitioners and researchers for two intensive weeks (online), 19th – 30th of July 2021. The training aims at expanding the participants' knowledge on policies, tools, strategic and action planning for resilient urban transition, responding to the need for systemic change in tackling global challenges, for a just and green transition, with a specific focus on COVID-19 recovery and climate change interplay.
The training brings together transdisciplinary knowledge and perspectives on urban resilience from science, policy, and practice. The training builds the necessary skills and competencies to respond a systemic transformation to tackle global challenges relevant for the Global South and North. Through a system thinking approach, the program focuses specifically on core topics such as: resilience analysis and profiling, future scenarios, strategic and action planning, as well as on specific topics such as ecosystem services, multi-level governance, nature-based solutions, stakeholders’ analysis and participation.
As part of the programme, the participants are welcome to join the urban resilience community of practice, a vibrant global network of professionals that alumni have initiated from the 2019 and 2020 training programmes. The community of practice aims to support peer learning and further collaboration.
Grazia Brunetta | Ombretta Caldarice
The session aims at discussing and understanding challenges and opportunities for building capacities for urban resilience transition; responding to the Cities-IPCC call for fostering dialogue between practitioners, policy makers and researchers; to develop and promote peer-to-peer learning across regions, sectors and disciplines.
The session will report the results of the first edition of the BLOXHUB Summer School on Urban Resilience that brought together 26 practitioners, policy makers and researchers and 30 lecturers from 30 countries, in Copenhagen in September 2019.
The session is ultimately aiming at expanding the collaboration for developing capacity building activities able to support an ambitious and timely transition of cities toward resilience, through systemic actions able to integrate climate mitigation and adaptation.
The session is be instrumental to understand and respond to capacity building needs on urban resilience, having an impact in raising ambitions and taking urgent actions for promoting the resilient transition of cities, through evidence-based decision making and integrated actions, coupling climate adaptation and mitigation, both in the global south and in the global north.
Nicola Tollin (SDU)
The lifelong-learning course financed by the National Institute of Social Security (INPS) Methods and techniques for resilient territories was created to meet the public administration practitioners' need to better understand and frame integrated strategies to implement urban resilience in local policies. In this perspective, the lifelong-learning course provides the necessary interdisciplinary bridges, linking an integrated perspective on urban resilience to the management tools needed to design and implement city resilience.
The participants at the “Methods and techniques for resilient territories” course have been among 20 public administration workers from different governmental institutions, i.e. the City of Turin, the Turin Metropolitan City, the City of Settimo Torinese, the City of Moncalieri, the City of Cossato, the City of Saluzzo, the Vercelli Province, the Biella Province, and the Novara Province.
The course had a duration of 80 hours, and it has been structured around two modules of activities. The first was structured in 40 hours of theoretical lectures aimed at construct a conceptual framework to develop cultural innovation among the governmental institutions that lead the territorial government issues by a specific know-how on urban planning, management and projecting resilience.
In this perspective, urban resilience is being addressed by different disciplines and from a wide range of perspectives.
The second part of the course was the practical activity (40 hours) which has been focused on how to implement resilience in the governance of the City of Turin.
The area selected for exercise has been the new site for the “Parco della Salute, della ricerca e dell'innovazione” hub, near the Lingotto area and new skyscraper of the Piedmont Region Government.
In the exercise, the 20 participants were grouped in four multidisciplinary teams and they proposed different approaches on how to properly assess, represent, plan, evaluate, and monitor specific actions towards adaptation to the city changes thank to the design of green and blue infrastructures, welfare infrastructures and mobility infrastructures.
The researchers of the Responsible Risk Resilience Centre meet the professionals of the Centro Conservazione e Restauro "La Venaria Reale" and the teachers of the Degree Course in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of the University of Turin.
The daily lexicon of experts in cultural and landscape heritage is now full of terms relating to risk, danger, vulnerability, prevention. Concepts which - however - in each discipline take on different forms.
The Dialogues between cultural heritage scholars at different scales aim to compare research themes and methods, focusing on risk analysis and monitoring in territorial extension projects.