181122 - Resilient Cities: Paris/New York

22 Novembre, 2018 - 17:00 - 19:00


Round Table "Resilient Cities: Paris/New York"*

Thursday 22 November 2018, 5 – 7 pm, Sciences Po, Room Goguel 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris


Of late, cities in the world have increasingly addressed a strategy of resilience through innovative approaches. This is part of a raising awareness that global phenomena influence local policies and vice versa, with the consequent need “to ensure that our planet, our economy, and our city are fair, livable, and sustainable” (Mayor Bill Di Blasio). These approaches question the manifold functioning of cities, with the aim to improve their capacity “to learn from disasters to better anticipate them” (Mayor Anne Hidalgo).

How do scholars and policymakers understand the functioning of cities, what sense do they make of the climate change, and of the energy, economic and demographic transition? These broad questions will be addressed considering the two resilience plans underway in Paris and New York. The issue here is the development of urban policy and planning initiatives that are more congruent with how cities actually work.


Sébastien Maire, Chief Resilience Officer, Mairie de Paris
Paris Resilient Strategy 

Nilda Mesa, Director of urban sustainability and equity planning, CSUD Columbia University
One NYC, New York’s Sustainability Plan

Chair: Marco Cremaschi & Charlotte Halpern,  Sciences Po, CEE


Contact: marco.cremaschi@sciencespo.fr

Compulsory registration - For the external people to Sciences Po: You will have to arrive 10 minutes before the beginning of the seminar and to provide you with your identity papers)

*Key Theme Cities, borders and (im)mobility


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