Urban Resilience – More than climate crisis?

Peter Lauwe
Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe
Dr. Felix Munger
Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention
Frank Pintsch
Stadt Augsburg
Anna Rau
Deutsches-Europäisches Forum für Urbane Sicherheit e.V.
Dr. Tina Silbernagl
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ
Dr. Bo Tackenberg
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Jan Hendrik Trapp
Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik
Dr. Oliver Weigel
Bundesministerium für Wohnen, Stadtentwicklung und Bau

In crises and disasters, municipalities in particular, as the lowest civil protection authority and direct contact for citizens, are a key actor. Currently, however, the numerous overlapping and ongoing crises are pushing local governments to the limit of their ability to act. The consequences of the Corona pandemic, the reception, accommodation and long-term integration of refugees, as well as the energy crisis are leading to a high level of stress without any prospect of relief in the near future. The climate crisis is smouldering and will increase the frequency of extreme weather events and disasters. In addition, there are cyber attacks, the polarisation of society, disinformation and increasing everyday security issues.

The concept of urban resilience as a solution to many problems is on everyone's lips. In practice, however, resilience has so far been thought of and implemented mainly in connection with climate impact adaptation.
In the panel we want to discuss what exactly urban resilience means and whether it really is the silver bullet for dealing with crises and disasters, how municipalities can actually become more resilient and which transformative change processes are necessary for this.


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verwandte Schlüsselbegriffe

Urbane Sicherheit Kommunen Krisenmanagement Urbane Resilienz Krisenvorsorge Coronapandemie