The Value of Citizen Engagement in Resilient Urban Planning

Tuesday, September 20th | 3:30-5:00PM (Attendees access from 3:15PM)

The program session will focus on how to engage citizens in creating resilient communities. A particular focus point will be the long running collaboration between New York City and the City of Copenhagen regarding climate change adaption.

The climate is changing and it is threatening cities all around the world. We need to develop new ways of planning in cities so that to face the challenges of more extreme weather. This will be changing the way we see our cities in the coming decades, we not only need to look at the physical aspects, but also engage local communities in the development of resilient neighborhoods.

This session seeks to explore how we can do that by inspiring conversations with a group of key stakeholders.


Speakers, Keynotes & Participants

Amy Chester, Managing Director, Rebuild by Design
Camilla van Deurs, City Architect, Copenhagen
Snigdha Garg, Senior Research Manager, C40 Cities
Jesper NygårdCEO, Realdania
Seth Schultz, 
CEO, Resilient Rising

Hosted by the City of Copenhagen