Cities Fit for Climate Change

01 Nov 2015 to 30 Jun 2019


The project supported cities in addressing the challenges posed by climate change. It provided guidance to city governments on adapting their development plans, such as land-use plans and binding development plans, urban development strategies, and urban design ideas, to create cities resilient to climate change. Cities needed to consider new risks like increased flood hazards, for example, by implementing runoff and retention systems. The project analyzed existing concepts for resilient and low-emission urban development. Selected cities in India, Chile, and South Africa were supported in developing their climate-sensitive strategies and exploring their own financing options. Additionally, they were able to share their experiences at international events and debates. The project also supported the Habitat III process aimed at creating a new urban agenda, among other initiatives.

Project Lead: Daphne Frank