Urban Planning for Resilience: Addressing Challenges and Inspiring Solutions 

On 24 October the European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN), will hold an online event on ‘Urban Planning for Resilience’ in conjunction with Slovenia aimed at urban practitioners and policymakers everywhere. The event will feature a keynote on the topic plus an expert panel on tools for urban practitioners that includes leaders responsible for safeguarding Venice against climate change and rebuilding Zagreb after earthquakes.

The 24 October 2023 from 10:00 to 13:00 Brussels time

The European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN) is a Hague based urban policy organisation that specialises in bringing stakeholders together across borders to tackle diverse urban challenges and create sustainable and future-proof cities. In collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia, EUKN is hosting a crucial event titled ‘Urban Planning for Resilience’ On October 24, from 10:00 to 13:00 CET, online. This Policy Lab has gained paramount importance, especially in the aftermath of Slovenia’s devastating flooding in August 2023, described as worst-ever natural disaster. There seems to be a growing and urgent need for effective urban resilience planning. 

Event Overview 

The Policy Lab aims to mobilize the urban practitioner’s community by highlighting recent developments and identifying gaps in the field of ‘Planning for Urban Resilience.’ It serves as a platform for sharing experiences and challenges faced during the implementation of resilience measures. This event goes beyond discussion; it provides a comprehensive overview of existing tools, inspiring future interventions and fostering a collective effort towards a more resilient urban landscape. 

Input Paper 

 To facilitate constructive discussions, participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the provided Input Paper. This document serves as the foundation for addressing key discussion questions during the event, from the concept of resilience to urban digital tools, offering valuable context and insights.  

Useful Information 

The event will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation to Slovene, ensuring accessibility to a wider audience. 

Registration is open and free of charge, emphasizing inclusivity and knowledge dissemination. 

Members of the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning (ZAPS) stand to gain professional development credits (Block B – Theory and Reference Practice) as a testament to their active participation.