XVI UBC General Conference in St. Petersburg – participate & co-create

The UBC member cities, commissions, other UBC structures, and partner organisations are invited to join XVI UBC General Conference in St. Petersburg on 27-30 October 2021 not only by participating, but also by co-creating the programme together. The theme of the conference will be “Resilient Baltic Sea Cities. Tackling the challenges and creating the future(s)”. 

The XVI UBC General Conference would 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 of 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.

Your proposals for interactive workshops which you would like to carry out at the conference are welcome. We would appreciate if proposals for workshops/round tables include possibility to involve youth representatives as speakers/panelists.

Send your preliminary proposals by 15 February 2021.

Programme outline is attached.

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Programme outline