The themes for Resilient Cities 2016 will feature a new focus on urban resilience and informality (informal settlements and economy) and on tracking progress on the local implementation of global frameworks (i.e. Sendai Framework, SDGs, Paris Agreement, Habitat III).
It will also continue its strong focus on financing resilience and zoom in on risk transfer and climate insurance solutions. Resilient Cities 2016 calls for examples of integrated, holistic approaches to climate actions and looks into how cities measure and evaluate their resilience (implementation phase). Key developments and innovations in areas such as standardizing city data, disaster recovery and reconstruction, creating climate-resilient public health systems, and communicating resilience will be explored.