MORE THAN 75 INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS HOSTING OUR STUDENTS
Our program counts with a dense international network of collaborators, the majority of them being foundations, networks of cities and consultancy firms, but also counting with activists, research partners and cities. Or approach, as detailed in the description of the module internship, is not to offer students the list of partners, but to tailor opportunities to their interests. Thus, a part of this long list of available partners, we are supporting and guiding students through the right way of selecting which partner they could find the best for them in terms of career development. Most of the time, students are hosted by new partners we reach out based on their individual interests, beyond our current collaborators!
Find here just few names among our 75+ international partners
UN-Habitat is the United Nations program working on urban settlements which in the last years launched the City Resilience Profiling Program, wishing to develop a tool guiding cities toward a vulnerability assessment and the framing of a resilience strategy. The headquarter of the UN-Habitat CRPP is in Barcelona and different ALUMNI of the master had the opportunity to do their internship there, learning how the CRPP tool is designed, how it works and how cities are supported by the CRPP team.
Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities)
After the 100 Resilient Cities initiative — Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation – launched its program and successfully created a framework and the first group of 99 cities working on city resilience strategies, the project evolved into a network of City resilience officers. This network is the leading practitioner’s global network exploring urban resilience implementation challenges and has different offices and programs. At our master we teach and host Braulio Morera – the former ARUP consultant which was involved in the design of the City Resilience Index commissioned by the 100RC, and former Director of the City resilience strategy delivery – to explore the City Resilience Framework, and thus introduce students into how City Resilience Officers work. The linkage with the current Resilient Cities Network serves for providing students with the opportunity to join cities resilience offices or the R-Cities offices to learn and support their work.
ICLEI is the leading global network of 3,000+ cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. ICLEI has been the international network organizing since 2009 the Global Congress on Resilient Cities, gathering dozens of practitioners and consultants in Bonn, Germany every year, and still nowadays organizing the European Urban Resilience Forum. Among the many offices ICLEI has sprawled in different regions, they have their Urban Climate Resilience Office in Freiburg, Germany, collaborating with our program, and hosting selected interested students for working with them in different projects.
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The Institute Chair in Flooding Resilience is collaborating with the master, and Chris Zevenbergen was delivering a keynote speech in the International Conference that URNet organized in Barcelona in 2018, and hosting our students interested in exploring in-depth Decentralized water management and sponge cities theory and practices within his team in The Netherland.
The Global Alliance for Urban Crises arose out of consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) held in May 2016, during which a number of committed organisations led an urban expert group and developed a series of Urban Recommendations. The Alliance is the vehicle through which these recommendations will be put into action. It is guided by a series of principles, also developed by the urban expert group, as laid out in the Urban Crises Charter. The Alliance builds on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) ‘Strategy for Meeting Humanitarian Challenges in Urban Areas’, and the decision of the IASC Principals in April 2015 to adopt area-based approaches and surge capacity through local authorities.
Metropolis is a global network of major cities and metropolitan areas. It serves as the hub and platform for metropolises to connect, share experiences, and mobilize on a wide range of local and global issues, in addition to being the focal point of worldwide experience and expertise on metropolitan governance. Metropolis is the founding member and collaborator of RE-City chair, which supports master international keynotes and events, and hosted students through their internship program.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together. IUCN was a key partner in the International Conference on Reframing Urban Resilience that we organized in Barcelona in 2018, and since then they hosted our students offering opportunities to learn from practices about nature conservation, restoration and green infrastructures plans and implementation projects.
ECOLISE, the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability, is a coalition of national and international networks of community-led initiatives on sustainability and climate change, as well as organizations that support a community-led transition to a resilient Europe. ECOLISE aims to celebrate, stimulate and increase the positive impact of community-led action on sustainability and climate change.
Red de Transición – RedT – is a Spanish non-profit composed of a diverse group of people and activists who work for making visible and strengthening the transition movement in Spain (and beyond). They support local initiatives and connect them with each other and with the International Transition Network, not only working through consultancy but actually developing frameworks and local networks for feeding towns transitions pathways in a practical way.
Bax & Company is a leading European innovation consultancy based in Barcelona. The company helps corporate directors, entrepreneurs and policymakers to create, execute and manage cutting-edge science and technology-enabled initiatives that deliver substantial societal, environmental and economic impact, and their focus in resilience is linked to people and sustainability.
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