Save the date of the XVI UBC General Conference “Resilient Baltic Sea Cities. Tackling the challenges and creating the future(s)” that is planned to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 27-30 October 2021.
The conference will focus on the UBC cities’ resilience. Today our cities and societies are facing COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term consequences. The pandemic is, however, just one of major risks posed on the cities. Financial and economic crises, population flows, environment and climate phenomena, natural and anthropogenic disasters, social conflicts and terrorism – all these challenges have to be tackled. A resilient city would not just wait the crisis to pass. It would be able to maintain a continuity of its services and functions throughout any shocks and dangers, it would respond and react, while protecting and enhancing people’s lives. How to design more equitable, liveable, resilient cities?
The conference presentations and discussions will hopefully provide us with some ideas on new ways of governance, cooperation, new services and funding. As a city is a complex system, our work will focus on various dimensions, e.g. economic, social, environmental.
Traditionally, the youth perspective will be included in all sessions and workshops.
More information will follow. Stay tuned!