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Urban Resilience: case studies of socially-inclusive technology towards effective climate change mitigation & adaptation
5 Jun 2018 -  Urban Catalyst Lab and UN Major Group for Children and Youth put together this side event to highlight case studies across different stakeholders: City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs, Microsoft, UN- Habitat, !00 Resilient Cities, IFRC and computational artists from Urban Catalyst Lab - Jessica Anderson and Sebastian Monroy; as means of sharing best practices and success stories, as well as better understanding the key components for contextualizing technologies in ways that promote resilience and are democratized across the space in which they are implemented. Context: Historically, urban areas had the image of ‘safe havens’ providing shelter from the impact of natural hazards. Today, however, these areas are recognized as vulnerable hotspots for disasters and risks. The 2030 Agenda (notably targets 11.5, 11.B, and 11.C), Paris Agreement (COP21), New Urban Agenda, and the Sendai Frameworks for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030 all emphasize the importance of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) as tools for accelerating progress towards disaster risk prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery to ensure more resilient and sustainable human settlements. The objective of the session is to find applicable solutions to the following question: Can STI be utilized to address climate change and socioeconomic inequalities in urban resilience frameworks?
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