Future Urban Risk Landscapes and the Role of Insurance – #RiskConversations

Organizer(s) International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics (Geneva Association)
Event language(s)
  • English

The world’s population is growing, and that growth is essentially centred in cities. Though they bring huge economic and social benefits, cities are also exposed to an exponential rise in risks: climate change threatens to bring more extreme weather events; human density accelerates the speed at which infectious diseases spread; and social inequality can exacerbate the risks of social unrest and crime.

How will cities cope with this evolving risk landscape and how can insurers contribute to managing future urban risks? Our new report takes a close look at the dynamics of future urban risk landscapes in an attempt to answer these questions and puts forward a set of recommendations for insurers and public authorities to increase the resilience of urban populations.     

This Risk Conversations webinar will elaborate the findings of the report and take a deep look at the implications of upcoming urban risks for the insurance industry.

The event will gather some of the leading experts on this topic to discuss the scope for innovative public-private partnerships and insurance solutions.

If you have any questions, please contact our events team at


14:00–15:15 CET


  • Paul DiPaola, Vice President Strategy & Innovation, AIG
  • Snigdha Garg,Head of Adaptation Research and Performance, C40 Cities
  • Cassidy Johnson, Professor of Urbanism and Disaster Risk Reduction at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London
  • Lykke Leonardsen, Head of Program for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions, City of Copenhagen
  • Kai-Uwe Schanz, Deputy Managing Director, The Geneva Association (Moderator)

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