The Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site has once again welcomed participants of the Barcelona Resilience Week (BRW), organized by the ONU-Habitat City Resilience Profiling Programme from its headquarters in the Sant Leopold pavilion. This international event brought together over 200 representatives of municipal governments, city networks, universities and multilateral programmes to develop and foster new working partnerships and collectively face the resilience challenges of our time.
The objective of BRW was to harness the commitment of initiatives such as the Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient action, the Making Cities Resilient Campaign, city-to-city cooperation programmes and good practices from cities, academia, private sector, and civil society, to scale-up resilience action at the global level. This objective was met and resulted in a growing interest in tools for action such as the City Resilience Profiling Tool promoted by the team of experts at the UN-Habitat office at Sant Pau.
As a pinnacle of the week a Letter of Agreement was signed between Port Vila Municipality and UN-Habitat. Other city councils also used the opportunity of this large-scale gathering strengthen their city-to-city collaborations, including Barcelona, Gaza and Maputo.
In support of this important meeting, Sant Pau Foundation hosted a visit to the Art Nouveau Site to share information about the energy efficiency and sustainability criteria used in the restoration of World Heritage buildings and surrounding gardens.
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Video of the Barcelona Resilient Week.