An Urbanicity Conference Alert for: 4th Conference on Community Resiliency


Latest events such as the devastating Hurricane Sandy in the USA, or the wildfires in Australia, but also the collapse of an eight-story building in Bangladesh have impressively shown the importance to mitigate and recover from major events, both at national and local level.

As we cope with the increased frequency, magnitude, and complexity of these events, it is essential that prior planning and policies be in place that will make communities and populations more resilient to large-scale disruptions.

The 4th Conference on Community Resiliency jointly organized by Virginia Tech and the Global Risk Forum GRF will be held from 29 - 30 August 2013 in Davos, Switzerland and will contribute significantly to advancing our knowledge and actions at strengthening the resiliency of critical infrastructures that will enable our communities to prosper in an era of increased and emerging risks.


Take advantage of an extraordinary attendance package

The out-standing registration package includes:

  • access to all sessions
  • accommodation (2 nights at the Morosani Posthotel, Davos ****)
  • catering at the conference centre incl. coffee breaks, lunches, etc.,
  • conference networking dinner on Thursday, 29 August 2013,
  • daily highlights,
  • conference material and proceedings

The 4th Conference on Community Resiliency is the global gathering of top experts, opinion leaders, and practitioners in resiliency you do not want to miss.


Conference Agenda out now!

Around the main theme "Building Resiliency into Critical Infrastructures: International Goals - National Strategies - Local Actions" the conference addresses one central question:

How can national strategies ensure that local actions integrate all contextual factors in order to enhance the resiliency of a nation?

Explore the outstanding 2 day conference programme and join us in Davos

Confirmed Speakers

We are pleased to announce an outstanding set of speakers from science, policy, and the private sector (in alphabetic order):

  • Stefan Brem, Head of Risk Analysis and Research Coordination, Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, Federal Office for Civil Protection, Berne, Switzerland
  • Jack Brown, Director of the Arlington County Office of Emergency, Arlington County, USA
  • Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, Secretary of State for Education and Research, Berne, Switzerland
  • Roland Friedli, Senior Risk Engineer, Swiss Re Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland
  • Martin Powell, Head of Urban Development, Siemens AG, London, UK
  • Joao Ribeiro, General Director of the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC), Maputo, Mozambique
  • and many more...


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