Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 06/2013

Advancing urban resilience in the face of environmental change

May 2013

Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies


This NTS Issues Brief is based on the proceedings of the Expert Working Group Meeting on Advancing Urban Resilience in the Face of Environmental Change held in April 2013. It highlights several issues that were flagged by meeting participants as being of vital importance: (1) integrating resilience and development goals; (2) fostering governance systems that can balance competing urban interests; and (3) recognising and capitalising on the convergence of finance, technology and information management.