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JOIN THE P4CA Urban Thinkers Campus

October 14th and 15th 11.00 - 12.30 UTC/GMT 



Climate Resilience Post-COVID: infrastructure, city form and urban design 


Planners for Climate Action (P4CA) is pleased to host a two day Urban Thinkers Campus on 14th and 15th October 2020, 11h00 – 12h30 UTC/GMT.

Progress toward SDG11 and SDG13 has slowed as a result of COVID, but the urgency of global climate targets remains.  Both COVID and climate change are resilience threats, suggesting that to some extent the enormous global attention to COVID may have lessons for how to respond to climate change. Historic adaptations of cities in response to disease outbreaks offer important models. There is now the opportunity to reflect on ‘business as usual’ and consider how we can we develop actions that make for both a healthy and greener city with multiple benefits.

This Urban Thinkers Campus will consider and recommend innovative positive actions by City Planners with specific targets in the immediate and longer term providing pathway for more sustainable urban settlements in the future.

The UTC will identify and rank promising initiatives promoting city climate resilience.  These results will be published in a report shared with planners, professional organizations, education associations, and city leadership organizations globally.




DAY ONE : 14 OCTOBER, 11h00 – 12h30 UTC/GMT :

Session One:  Climate Resilience after COVID

Keynote Speakers:

Eleanor MOHAMMED, Canadian Institute of Planners

Adrienne GREVE, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo [USA]

Moderator: Steven BLAND, UN-Habitat, Global Solutions Division


Session Two:  Projects and Programs that Advance City Climate Resilience : Infrastructure, Biodiversity, Decarbonisation, Zoning and Subdivision Regulations, and Urban Design. 


Nikanth CHHAYA, Srishti School of Design [India]

Joan FITZGERALD, Northeastern Uni [USA]

Anne-Marie HITIPEUW-GRIBNAU, City of the Hague [Netherlands]

Alex NDIBWAMI, University of Rwanda

Khairiah TALHA, KW Associate Planners [Malaysia]

Moderator :  Barbara NORMAN, University of Canberra [Australia], and Planning Institute of Australia

DAY TWO : 15 OCTOBER, 11h00 – 12h30 UTC/GMT:

Session Three: Prioritizing Actions to Advance Climate Resilience


Josi SIRI, UN University, Global Health Institute [Malaysia]

Anna HURLIMANN, University of Melbourne [Australia]

Ally Hassan NAMANGAYA, Ardhi University [Tanzania]

Giulio VERDINI, University of Westminster [UK]

Moderator: Milena Ivkovic, ISOCARP 

Session Four: The Way Forward


Dyan CURRIE, Commonwealth Association of Planners

Bernhard BARTH, UN Habitat

Moderator: Dhanashri MIRAJKAR; D Y Patil University School of Architecture, Ambi Pune, India

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