Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Open City Lagos 2017 Symposium and Workshop on Urban Resilience

Tamilore Oni, Project Coordinator at the Nsibidi Institute speaking on the way forward in continuity of the outcomes of the symposium and workshop.
Ore Disu, Executive Director of Nsibidi Institute.

Open City Lagos 2017 Symposium and Workshop on Urban Resilience

Open City Lagos 2017 Symposium and Workshop hosted by Heinrich Boll Foundation and Nsibidi Institute exploring urban resilience in Africa's largest megacity.

Resilience has emerged in the global development sphere as the buzzword of the day, much like the urban design concepts of sustainability, smart cities and green design that came before it.

While trending concepts are useful in disseminating and simplifying complex issues, are they truly effective strategies for addressing the challenges that face our cities?

This year’s edition of Open City Lagos is unpacking resilience; reaching for a deeper understanding of the concept, its implication and importance to the success of inclusive urban development; highlighting current initiatives that implement resilient strategies at multiple scales. And also aiming to explore ways diverse urban agents can incorporate resilience in everyday practice and city operations.

Date: Tuesday 25 July, 2017
Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Venue: Art Afrique, Villa Angelia, 20 Oju Olobun Close, off Bishop Oluwole St. Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

This week, nearly 500 urban resilience leaders from cities around the world, including 80 Chief Resilience Officers, will gather in New York City to share ideas and innovations from their cities, collaborate on new solutions, explore New York as a living laboratory for urban resilience, and to together chart the course of the movement we are building.
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