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Assessing Territorial Resilience:

Indicators and Tools for Governance

From July 15th to 17th
Online conference
3 sessions over
3 half-days

The conference

Capitalizing on academic expertise and field experience for public policy assessment.

Over the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that resilience at all levels is an absolute necessity. Faced with not only pandemics but many other risks, today and in the near future, public and private actors must act and invest towards this objective.

The Paris IAS, the EIVP and the City of Paris have been cooperating since October 2019 on a "Resilience and Territorial Innovation" cycle. Monthly events have been organized on this multidimensional theme, bringing together academics, local authorities and practitioners from diverse fields. On 15th-17th July, all types of actors are invited to reflect together on a particularly important topic.

Baseline evaluation, monitoring and steering, and impact assessment are crucial but complex processes, especially in projects of territorial innovations for resilience. The  "Assessing territorial resilience" international conference will feature keynotes by experts of various disciplines as well as stakeholder case studies to take stock of existing knowledge and share best practices.

The conference will be held online over three half-days: from 2 to 6 p.m. (CEST) on July 15th and 16th, and from 2 to 5 p.m. (CEST) on July 17th. Participation is free. Registration is compulsory.

The Conference

The organizers

Steering Committee

Saadi LAHLOU, director of the Paris Institute for Advanced Study

Simon LUCK, scientific director of the Paris Institute for Advanced Study

Margaux DUMONTEIL, project manager Resilience and territorial Innovation of the Paris Institute for Advanced Study

Youssef DIAB, director of Research of the Paris School of Urban Engineering

Marc VUILLET, assistant researcher of the Paris School of Urban Engineering


Paris Institute for Advanced Study

The Paris IAS is a research centre in the field of human and social sciences. Supported by ten of the main universities and research institutions in the Paris region, as well as by the City of Paris, the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, the Île-de-France region, and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, it aims to advance knowledge by promoting exchanges across disciplinary boundaries between researchers of different nationalities and cultures.


Paris School of Urban Engineering

Created in 1959, the EIVP has for several years been structuring four lines of research around re-founded urban engineering. It is responsible for the co-supervision of two research laboratories. On resilience and adaptation, EIVP deals with the issues of territorial complexity and the interdependence of urban services, especially in the face of different categories of risk. The implementation of steering and support indicators for projects and mobilised expertise is at the heart of its research.

With the support of the City of Paris


The program

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Session 1
July 15th, 2020
From 2pm to 6pm

2pm - 2:45pm. Official opening

2:45pm - 3:30pm. "Why and how we co-created the Resilience AssessmentFramework, a diagnosis tool for cities and strategic sectors" (in English)

by Maria Adriana Cardoso, researcher at the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering of Portugal


4pm - 5:15pm. Round table "Baseline assessment and stocktaking"with the city of Lisbon, Green Cross France and Territories and the metropolis of Greater Manchester

5:15pm - 6pm. "New indicators of wealth for resilient societies"

by Dominique Méda, philosopher and sociologist, professor at the University Paris Dauphine

Session 2
July 16th, 2020
From 2pm to 6pm

2pm - 2:45pm. "Resilience frameworks and science communication to Build Back Better" (in English) by Mark Pelling, geographer, professor at King's College London and member of the IPCC

2:45pm - 4pm. Round table “Monitoring and steering

with the city of Quito and the departement of Gironde


4:30pm - 5:15pm. "Poverty, inequalities and resilience: reflections on the World Bank’s indicators"

by Stéphane Hallegatte, Senior Economist at the World Bank

5:15pm - 6pm. Assessing Resilience: Work in Progress

Session 3
July 17th, 2020
From 2pm to 5pm

2pm - 3:15pm. Round table “Impact assessment and appraisal

with Quadrant Conseil and Efficacity


3:30pm - 4:15pm. "Lessons learned from COVID-19: how public policy can help build people’s emotional preparedness and resilience"

by Serge Tisseron, psychologist and psychiatrist, associate researcher at the University Paris-Diderot

4:15pm - 5pm. Conclusions and closure

English/French interpretation is provided.

Consult all the documentation on the online conference's themes.

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