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Mobilizing Cities Around Housing Resilience: Lessons Learned from Bogota& Colombia

5 speakers
There are millions of existing homes around the globe that need to be strengthened against hurricanes, typhoons, floods, wildfires, and all of the other climate changes that will be part of the coming years as long as the temperature continues to rise. Without appropriate climate action now, cities will grapple with devastating loss of life and economic impacts resulting from disasters. At the same time, strengthening these homes will protect families from COVID-19 and future pandemics, as well as stimulate local economies with the creation of new construction jobs. Resilient housing is an area that is ripe for increased global impact and which has already demonstrated the ability to scale in low and medium income communities around the globe.In this session, experts will discuss how cities in Colombia adopted resilient housing programs, and will shed light and provide insights into how other cities can take similar action to safeguard their residents. Panelists will reflect on such themes as: developing effective policy frameworks, mobilizing public funding and investment towards resilient housing, and how to reach the most vulnerable populations through targeted awareness campaigns.