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

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The Sustainable Development Agenda’s Comeback

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

The Historical City of Kyoto Is Tackling COVID-19

Kyoto City has accumulated over 1,200 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of September, and we have seen a rapid increase in cases again since late June. Since August, we have observed a temporary increase, especially among people under 30 years old, but now, cases of infection among the elderly are increasing again in Kyoto City.
Waste Not, Want Not - How Cities Are Pursuing a Circular Economy

Waste Not, Want Not – How Cities Are Pursuing a Circular Economy

Cities generated 2.01 billion tons of solid waste in 2016, a number that is projected by the World Bank to climb to 3.4 billion tons in 2050, driven by rapid urbanization and expanding urban wealth. Too much waste creates health concerns and degrades the environment. It also represents a significant economic loss, resources that Cities could use to support their most vulnerable.

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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