HR&A Partners Speak at the World Bank’s City Resilience Conference in Bangkok

HR&A Partners Stan Wall and Amitabh Barthakur are participating in the World Bank Group’s City Resilience Conference (November 6-10, 2017) to share insights, expert guidance, and best practices in the use of land value capture (LVC) financing tools to fund the development of resilient urban projects. Their sessions offer lessons learned from three of HR&A’s urban resilience projects, including:


  • Leveraging publicly-owned land to develop resilient, financially sustainable public infrastructure at Brooklyn Bridge Park, in New York City, New York.
  • Small area planning which supported creation of an assessment district to fund transit infrastructure development in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, DC.
  • A public-private partnership that leverages publicly owned real estate to develop a Civic Center campus for the City of Long Beach, California.


The sessions also draw on developing world examples of LVC tools used to fund catalytic resilience projects, including leveraging publicly-owned land to fund development of the Sabarmati Riverfront, in Ahmedabad, India, the use of property assessments to fund development of infrastructure in Bogota, Colombia, as well as, leveraging valuable land adjacent to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, in Delhi, India.


As a firm, HR&A is committed to advancing resilience through a unique, multidisciplinary approach in projects around the world. From empowering local decision makers through capacity-building programs, to designing resilience and climate adaptation plans, to implementing resilience efforts in response to natural disasters, HR&A is an industry leader in strategic resilience thinking. We work with local communities and national governments to design and implement strategies and projects that address a multiplicity of risks while leveraging diverse funding and partnership opportunities.


About the Comprehensive Financial Solutions for City Resilience Conference

The annual Comprehensive Financial Solutions for City Resilience Conference organized by the World Bank Group’s City Resilience Program (CRP) brings together city officials, private sector experts, donors, and investors to prepare for ambitious investments in urban resilience. The aim is to refine existing investment ideas and expand the financing options available for cities. By combining technical workshops with hands-on planning sessions over a five-day period, city leaders will be equipped to further develop their investment plans and identify opportunities for private sector financing.