The Urban Fabric: A Complex and Opportune Nexus


This session aims to introduce the Resilient Cities and Human Settlements engagement priority and implications for the GEO community and the GWP. Using the city of Yerevan, Armenia as its focus, the session will hear from local stakeholders on their current needs, gaps, trends and linkages as well as how GEO can support this city and others moving forward. The session will use the nexus concept to show how the Resilient Cities and Human Settlements priority can itself be a tool for integrating GEO efforts across the priorities of sustainability, climate action, and disaster risk reduction, as well as across GWP activities.

Content :
0:00 – Setting the scene: where global meets local – Evangelos Gerasopoulos – UHCO; GEO-CRADLE – (Greece)
12:09 – Panel Discussion
14:01 – The case of Yerevan, Armenia / Astghine Pasoyan – (Armenia) / Shushanik Asmaryan – (Armenia) / Lilit Sahakyan – (Armenia)
38:10 – Trends in urban policy & climate adaptation: the need for holistic impact assessment and monitoring / Daniella Rizzi – (ICLEI Europe) / Christiana Photiadou – (EEA)
58:12 – Addressing everyday city pressures (i.e., UHI, air pollution, biodiversity), From urban initiatives/activities / Matthew Foote – (UK) / Linda See – IIASA; Citizen science – (Austria)
1:14:36 – Urban monitoring frames (i.e., SDG, resilience/adaptation, climate neutrality) / Argyro Kavvada – EO4SDG – (US) / Jennifer Bailey – UHCO – (Greece)
1:30:29 – Open discussion: Reigniting the urban focus of GEO


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