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Dialogue on Raising Standards of Urban Resilience - World Urban Forum 7
11 Apr 2014 -  This dialogue aimed to demonstrate how a holistic approach to urban resilience that considers all functions of an urban system can contribute to making all cities more equitable places to live and work. It also addressed the correlations between urban resilience and economic inclusiveness and development. Aditionally, the dialogue introduced new, innovative structural and non-structural approaches to building urban resilience that contribute to a more equitable urban environment.

The dialogue demonstrated how cities can overcome capacity constraints to effectively develop and implement a resilience action plan, and make the business case for cross-sectoral investments in urban resilience using examples of micro-finance, insurance, transport, affordable housing and renewable/low-carbon energy industries are enabling the urban poor to build resilience to natural and man-made hazards and conditions, and realize new growth opportunities.