Tweet Chat Recap: Building the Resilient City
“[The] biggest risk facing cities? Unlivability. Cities must provide human-scale, green environments” – Ian Johnson, China Correspondent, The New York Times – @iandenisjohson
On February 25, we hosted our second Tweet chat in the run-up to our New Cities Summit in Jakarta. The topic this month was Building Resilient Cities.
Building the Resilient City: Tweet chat Highlights
13 international featured guests joined the chat, which covered myriad topics related to urban resilience, including transport, climate change, cyber security, forward-thinking governance and citizen participation. Check out the highlights below.
What are the greatest risks that cities face today?
Size and complexity will lead to greater vulnerabilities (cyber) that will exacerbate economic instability.@LondonFirstSRN
The greatest risks for cities include climate change & a heightened sense of uncertainty and unpredictability.@DedenRukmana
Social atomisation leading to a disconnect between government and people will harm cities’ responses to challenges@GlobalConReview.
Which cities have demonstrated great resilience strategies, how?
Cities in Bhutan demonstrate great strategies with tracking happiness and providing free education for citizens.@NextDrop
None for Indonesian cities. However Semarang is coming close. Semarang has start conserving wetlands. @elisa_jkt
How can cities lead the way on climate change?
Cities must be equipped with the tools necessary to adapt to the impacts of climate change. http://on.citi.us/1EPpbb5. @Citi
By adopting a long-term strategy with funding to match that optimises an adaptation economy. @LondonFirstSRN
How should cities invest to mitigate the effects of natural disasters?
Cities must build network of connected interoperable technologies to provide the most efficient support in emergency cases. @e_strawberry
How can connected cities ensure cyber security?
IoT engineers should include privacy and security requirements into architectural designs from the very beginning of process. @e_strawberry
Cities like Songdo are increasing their vulnerability to cyber attacks by having every aspect of life connected.@SarahKMoser
How can cities and citizens collaborate?
Residents are a fantastic resource that too few cities tap into – residents know their cities and are invested.@SarahKMoser
Featured guests included:
- Citi, New York, @Citi
- Ivan Bruce, Consultant for Connect 4 Climate, @Connect4Climate
- 100 Resilient Cities, @100ResCities
- Global Construction Review, @globalconreview
- The New Climate Economy, @NewClimateEcon
- Robert Hall, Director, Security & Resilience Network, London First, @LondonFirstSRN
- Elisa Sutanudjaja, UNESCO Program Officer and Founder of the Rujak Centre of Urban Studies, @elisa_jkt
- Sarah Moser, Professor, McGill University, @SarahKMoser
- Quijano Flores, Co-founder of NextDrop, @nextdrop
- Deden Rukmana, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Savannah State University, @dedenrukmana
- Ian Johnson, New York Times China Correspondent and Advising Editor to the Journal of Asian Studies,@iandenisjohnson
- Widya Anggraini, urb.im Jakarta Community Manager, @WidyDen
- Strawberry Energy, @e_strawberry
Thanks to all of our featured guests, and to the many others that joined in on Twitter. We hope you’ll join us again for our next Tweet chat session. For a full view of the conversation, check out our post on Storify.