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Watch the recording of ‘Climate Resilience in Urban Planning: A Path to Sustainable Cities’

08/08/2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

On 8 August, we had the opportunity to hear from experts who helped us learn more about the challenges at hand and how to meet them. You can watch a recording of the event here:

Climate change and the challenges it poses to urban environments are increasingly relevant to all our lives.  The issues it gives rise to do not respect borders: floods and wildfires are not the preserve of low-resource settings. Everyone, everywhere is a potential victim of climate catastrophes and environmental degradation. The outlook can sometimes look bleak. But there are solutions to the challenges we face

About our  Speaker

Professor Clovis Ultramari is an Architect and Urban Planner. He has been a Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil, for the last 25 years and has published and mentored widely, mostly in Brazil and Latin America. Professor Ultramari is widely published and supervises Ph.D. dissertations about metropolitan processes, urban peripheralization, community solutions found in informal settlements, and the historical struggle between urban land regulation and increasing informality levels.

Pontifical Catholic University of Parana’s Twitter handle is @PUCPRoficial


About our Moderator

Professor Michael Walls is Director of the Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) at University College London (UCL), where he is also Professor of Development Politics and Economy . He has thirteen years’ experience in senior management in the private sector and lectures in ‘market-led approaches to development’. For seven years, he was responsible for teaching development management at DPU (‘Development in Practice’), and for the past twenty, his research has focused particularly on the political economy of the Somali Horn of Africa, including the evolving political settlement in Somaliland. As well as undertaking research on state formation and political representation, he was Chief Observer for the Limited International Election Observation Mission to Somaliland’s 2021 local council and parliamentary elections as well as for the 2017 presidential election and has been a part of the coordination team for observation missions in 2005, 2010 and 2012 and the 2016 Voter Registration process. He has also been involved in research into land markets and livelihoods and informality in African cities and is a member of the Board of the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre, which aims to build research capacity and to conduct research in the informal settlements of Sierra Leone.

Professor Walls’ Twitter handle is @WallsMJ

Bartlett Development & Planning Unit’s Twitter handle is @dpu_ucl

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