Building urban resilience and environmental sustainability
Topic: Block: Risks, climate change and resilience
The objective of this LAV is to initiate a dialogue with parties who are developing initiatives in LAC on mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, and risk management. Specifically, it seeks to delve into the current challenges for the construction of resilience and environmental sustainability, in the analysis of various initiatives implemented, and in linking these issues to housing and habitat.
- How can the CC agenda be positioned at the center of urban development and housing processes? And how can the urban resilience and environmental sustainability agenda be used to articulate immediate and gradual strategies for urban planning and other public policies to promote joint adaptation actions in medium-sized cities?
- What mechanisms can achieve concurrent strategic planning (multi-level, inter-sectoral, inter-territorial and inclusive) that promotes the implementation of sustainable, viable, and scalable projects?
- Of the initiatives implemented in LAC regarding climate change and urban resilience, which have resulted in engagement and coordinated processes among diverse parties, levels, and sectors? What common principles identify them?
- How can the gap between national/international parameters be closed with the needs or lack of local capacities? How can legal frameworks or actions be integrated to guarantee the scaling of local initiatives? What role do local or international development agencies play in this challenge?
- How can the risk and vulnerability of marginalized communities that are more exposed to CC be reduced (e.g. through training and/or appropriate communication technologies), and how can these communities become involved ed in planning processes, as well as in the design and implementation of adaptation projects?
- How can the implementation of housing improvement projects with sustainable and resilient infrastructure be promoted, particularly in informal settlements?
- How can the actions of the private sector be promoted and linked to the climate change agenda to establish innovative business models? How can we incorporate this business logic at the public sector level to articulate investments in housing and urban development with strategies of urban resilience and environmental sustainability?
- How to generate links between the academia and other parties (e.g. technological developers or alternative construction) to strengthen the integration between different subjects, as well as between research and action?
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