Global cities join Designing City Resilience 2015

Chennai, Glasgow, Barcelona, Melbourne, Bristol, Manchester, Austin, Texas, New York, and Rio de Janeiro are the latest cities to confirm their participation in Designing City Resilience, the international summit being held in London this June (16 and 17 June).

Representatives from each city will attend the event to speak about their journeys towards greater city resilience.

The cities have committed to share their key resilience challenges and barriers to overcoming them and to input into the City Resilience Challenge, a two day workshop running throughout the summit.

Multidisciplinary groups of summit participants will tackle real issues faced by cities around the world. The workshop will help forge international relationships, prototype ideas and share knowledge to deliver real change in the way we plan, design and build our cities.

Commenting on becoming one of the ‘contributing cities’, Lord Peter Smith, Chair of Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Leader of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council said: “We are looking forward to taking part in Designing City Resilience and to engaging with colleagues from cities across the world to explore how urban resilience can be facilitated and strengthened.”

About Designing City Resilience

Designing City Resilience will be held on 16 and 17 June 2015, 66 Portland Place, London. For more information and to book a place at the event, visit

Designing City Resilience will help break down barriers and improve communication between all those involved in city resilience. It offers a unique platform for the exchange of ideas between professionals involved in design and construction; development and infrastructure; city leadership and governance; insurance and finance; and technology and communications.

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