220M+

lives improved through the implementation of our city resilience strategies 

1,000+

cities applying resilience practice shared via campaigns, training, and communities

US$10M

co-invested on the ground through our Resilience Community Investment Fund

80%

of member cities committed to working together on COVID-19 recovery, climate resilience, and circular economy 

90%

of member cities have institutionalized the role of the Chief Resilience Officer

4,000+

urban resilience project concepts focusing on vulnerable populations

Now is the time for urban resilience

Urban resilience in action

A wide shot from above Montevideo shows buildings along the skyline among trees, a beach next to a bay on the left populated with people enjoying sunset, a park full of picnicers on the right, and busy streets full of cards between the beach and the park.

Lessons from Montevideo: Keys to Accomplishing Resilience Strategy Projects

Montevideo, Uruguay recently reached the milestone of beginning implementation of more than 85% of the 40 initiatives identified in its Resilience Strategy, which the city released in September of 2018. The City offers two urban resilience essentials to this success.
Image of little green plants growing up from seeds.

Regional Recovery Dialogues 4: Sustainable food supplies for vulnerable communities

According to data collected by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has been on the rise for the past years, reaching 47,7 million people in 2019 with numbers expected to rise even more due to the consequences of COVID-19.
wooden slums in Jakarta stand along the side of a river polluted with trash.

Creating Climate Resilient Cities through Safe Sanitation – World Toilet Day 2020

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the enormous challenge of securing cities' pursuit of the 2030 Agenda in Sustainable Development Goals and Urban Resilience.

Programs

Cities for a Resilient Recovery

Cities for a Resilient Recovery

Cities for a Resilient Recovery is a coalition of cities and resilience practitioners committed to taking leadership roles, embedding resilience in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and supporting each other through the recovery planning process.
Resilient Cities Shaping a Digital World

Resilient Cities Shaping a Digital World

Through this joint program, Visa and the Resilient Cities Network collaborate with key stakeholders to support cities in Latin America and the Caribbean in solving key challenges and identifying opportunities for digital inclusion.
Urban Ocean

Urban Ocean

Urban Ocean is a capacity-building and accelerator program for cities. This program will enhance understanding of circular economy principles, build awareness of marine plastic pollution, and assess waste management systems in member cities.

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