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Join Cities Alliance and IIED in a session focusing on innovative data collection and usage approaches at the Innovate4Cities Conference.
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The Innovate4Cities Conference (I4C) is a five-day virtual event focusing on the nexus between science, practice and innovation vital to shaping inclusive, resilient, and climate-neutral cities. The conference is co-hosted by UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors.
At the I4C, Cities Alliance and IIED will host a session on new data approaches that are being used to tackle the multiple interacting shocks and stresses faced by cities.
The session will propose a short landscape analysis of current data acquisition challenges, followed by experts' presentations of ongoing approaches and breakout rooms- ‘virtual sandboxes’, to explore each approach in more detail and discuss with the audience.
A plenary discussion will work towards generating a consensus on the need for embracing dynamic and decentralised approaches for acquiring and analysing data.
Introduction and moderation
- Arne Janssen, Urban Environment Specialist, Cities Alliance
The landscape of climate risks in cities, challenges and the potential of innovative data approaches
- Aditya Bahadur, Principal researcher, Human Settlements, IIED
- Nadir uz Zaman, Postdoctoral Scientist, Research Group on Climate Change and Security, Hamburg University:
Unveiling Hidden Migration and Mobility Patterns through cell phone data
- Smruti Jukur, Program Leader, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centre, SPARC:
Share experiences on Mapping COVID-19 Contagion-Risk Hotspots in cities through community led data
- Anthony Piaskowy, Senior Director of Operations & Program Impact, Cadasta:
Documentation of land and resource for local communities
- Maryke van Staden, Director Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting, ICLEI:
How do we better engage local governments to use climate data?
- Arne Janssen
- Aditya Bahadur