Toward Resilient Cities and Landscapes


Schedule: (VIRTUAL)  April – May 2021, Wednesdays, 5:00 – 8:00pm ET unless otherwise indicated

  1. Wednesday, April 28
  2. Wednesday, May 5
  3. Wednesday, May 12
  4. Wednesday, May 19
  5. Wednesday, May 26

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Fee: $1,199.99


    What makes people and places resilient? In 2021, cities across the world face a global pandemic, economic stagnation, racial and sectarian divisiveness and violence, and extreme weather events driven by climate change.  Can we learn from these crises to rebuild better together?

    This workshop will explore lessons from the last two decades of the global urban resilience movement, and apply those lessons to the challenges that cities face today.  We will learn from local leaders who catalyzed change through projects and initiatives, that not only solve specific problems in their communities, but change the underlying patterns by which cities develop and landscapes are transformed. 

    Examples are drawn from the work of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, spanning six continents, and a range of sectors and topics including urban design and development, transportation and land use planning, watershed management, natural capital, climate change adaptation, and the Green New Deal.  

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Learn to use the tools of planning and design to help communities and ecosystems adapt to the pressures of urbanization, inequality, and climate change.
    • Better understand how to integrate resilience thinking into different fields and organizations. 
    • Meet and hear from experts at the forefront of urban resilience and work with them to develop concrete strategies and best practices around complex issues.

    Who is this training for? 

    This workshop is open to all, as we hope to bring in diverse and multi-disciplinary perspectives. This workshop will be most useful to those seeking to make change in their own communities. Participants can expect to learn from change makers who can help them scale their strategies to make a greater impact. 

    Learning Modalities

    This workshop is offered via Zoom. It will feature a mixture of lecture and discussion with experts from the field.

    Instructor: Thaddeus Pawlowski, Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes

    Thaddeus Pawlowski is an urban designer and the Director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia University. He has a masters in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a 2015 Loeb Fellow at Harvard.