RESURBE program is an interdisciplinary, multi-sectorial and international open platform, in collaboration with over 60 organizations worldwide, including UN-HABITAT City Resilience Profiling Program (CRPP) and Recyclying the City Network (RECNET).
RESURBE Program aims to facilitate knowledge co-creation and exchange between local and regional governments, universities and research centres, international organizations, grassroots movements and other stakeholders from private and public sectors.
RESURBE program focuses on promoting research, capacity building and urban development projects worldwide, as well as to support informed policy making, on urban resilience and climate change adaptation/mitigation.
In summary, RESURBE efforts are directed to promote the systemic transition for cities based on co-evolution and social innovation, through just and inclusive participatory processes. In that sense, RESURBE adopts a participatory community development approach, by favouring innovation of socio-ecological systems in order to reduce the vulnerability of local communities and to improve human wellbeing.
RESURBE has been launched by RECNET Recycling the City Network International, and is coordinated by Hermilo Salas (President of the Board), Nicola Tollin (Executive Director / CEO) and Jordi Morato (Executive Director / COO).
RESURBE main activities include:
Co-creation of a common knowledge base;
Organizing the systematic collection of best practices and case studies worldwide;
These activities are functional to achieve the key objectives, including:
Developing innovative research projects;
Supporting the realization of urban development and transformation projects.
Developing capacity building activities, particularly training and education projects;
Supporting informed policy making, from local to international level.
RESURBE is an open and dynamic programme that will grow and expand, following co-evolution principles, along its entire duration. New organizations and individuals are invited to join the consortium and the working groups.