Asia Pacific is one of the world’s fastest urbanizing regions, as well as home to the largest number of people living in low-income settlements. Yet, the region is susceptible to a wide range of natural hazards. It is expected that climate change will contribute to higher sea-level rise, stronger windstorms and higher temperatures, increasing urban risk and exacerbating migration.
This two-day conference invites practitioners, researchers and decision-makers from all disciplines to present, discuss, debate and recommend realizable social, political and economic measures that build resilience in the Asia-Pacific region.
The conference will address four key themes:
Innovation: actions that improve processes and/or products either incrementally or radically
Information: access to information and its societal benefits
Infrastructure: equitable access to infrastructure and pro-poor approaches to planning
Institutions: Effective governance structures and urban management
For all conference inquiries, please contact Laura Bruce at [email protected]