According to The Global Risks Report 2020, the world will face five major risks in 2020, including geopolitical instability, global economic slowdown, climate change, cybersecurity threats, as well as rising global political and economic inequality. Each of these risks is related to climate and the environment. RICS is committed to promoting the sustainable development of city clusters. When city clusters are highly integrated, even minor environmental, political or economic shocks can have profound and far reaching repercussions, such as influence of COVID-19 epidemic. Therefore, embedding feasible of commercial, environmental and social risk mitigation and resilience processes will be key factor to the sustainable development of clusters. Urban resilience means when external environment changes, the city own ability to resist external shocks, adapt to change and self-recovery. With the rapid development of urbanization and globalization, as well as climate change risky, urban resilience has been a global urban planning and governance focus.
WBEF Summit China 2020 will bring together decision makers, from the worlds of policy, city management, investment, construction and other related industry professions. Attendees will discuss responsible approaches to managing the urban and natural environment, and economy, and share professional knowledge, skills and resources. Our panel of speakers will share strategies for developing urban resilience to protect against external shocks and adapt to change. The Summit will bring together eminent professionals from the global construction sector, urban planning and operational management, and adopters of related international standards and best practices. Further areas of focus will include: infrastructure construction and transformation; the opportunities and challenges to real estate industry as resilience moves up the city agenda; and how new and emerging technologies can boost smart city resilience. With the support of government, industry associations and the media, we're proud to launch this summit. Attend, and join industry endeavours to guarantee the successful development of resilient city.
Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai
Yan'an Middle Road 1218
Shanghai Shi, China