What a person does as an individual has an impact on urban resilience, according to the UN Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Urban resilience is the capacity of an urban area or city to prepare, respond to or recover from a natural or man-made disaster.
Political commitment and technical expertise are needed to create cities in which people can live as equal citizens, according to the UN’s human settlements chief.
With one touch of a button, a free mobile application or app is helping cities save energy.
The Muhanna Foundation, a non-profit based in Beirut, designed the app a year ago, to help citizens report a street lamp that remains lit during the day.
Cities in developing countries can learn from success stories in other parts of the world, according to Minister Suleiman Sumba from Kakamega County in Kenya.
Young people are being asked what type of cities they would like to inhabit in the future.
More than 30 years ago Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city, was better known for being the “murder capital of the world” and home to the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Creating cities which are liveable and prosperous for all people is the goal of an international meeting which begins in Medellin, Colombia on Saturday.