Unexplored aspects of transportation in urban resilience

  • How can cities lead on ensuring resilient urban transport system?
  • How do urban transport services threaten or support urban resilience?
  • What are the key transport issues cities should consider when planning for resilience?

These and more questions will be answered during the upcoming Resilient Cities 2017, the Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation takes place May 4 – 6, 2017 in Bonn, Germany

Unexplored aspects of transportation in urban resilience 

Despite the importance of resilient transport systems in urban development and emergency response climate resilience in the transport sector has been neglected, often due to a heavy focus on mitigation potential. This session will explore the status of transport adaptation in the UNFCCC process and recent efforts to increase attention to this topic. It will address the issue of resilience in the urban transport infrastructure and operations for (passengers and freight) and explore in some detail how urban mobility can be affected by different aspects of a changing climate and the linkages between adaptation and mitigation efforts. The session will highlight practical experiences of addressing resilience in urban mobility. The session will bring together interested experts and discuss how to develop this topic further.

Panel discussion

Date: Saturday, 6 May, 2017

Language:      English

Time: 11:00-12:30

Organized by: ICLEI and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)


Facilitator: Santhosh Kodukula, EcoMobility Program Global Coordinator, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, Global


  •  Mark Major, Senior Advisor, Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), Global Transport and Climate Adaptation in the UNFCCC .
  • David Jacome Polit, Chief Resilience Officer, Municipio del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, Quito, Ecuador. Resilience in Quito´s Metro System
  • Manoella Wilbaut, Head of Global Commercial Developments and Sustainability, DHL, Quito, Brussels, Belgium (Invited). Climate and Resilience at DHL
  • Shu-Chuan, Chang, Deputy Director General, Kaohsiung Transport Bureau, Kaohsiung. Kaohsiung’s efforts on resilience and mobility
  • Emily Wier,  Academic, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, USA. Land use opportunities to build resilience & mitigate climate change in the transport sector.
  • Hamidul Hoque, Deputy Project Director, City Region Development Project Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) Dhaka, Bangladesh. Pro-poor and Green Urban Transport Project in Khulna, Bangladesh