Cities on the Frontline #09 – May 7, 2020
Cities are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. As city after city is faced with different response measures, existing chronic stresses such as socioeconomic inequalities are further exacerbated. While continuing to fight the rapid spread and respond to the immediate impacts of COVID-19, cities are also seizing this extraordinary moment to understand what a pandemic and systems-ready future city looks like.
A Resilient Recovery? Yes, please.
Grainia Long, Commissioner for Resilience for Belfast
Resilience is important for Belfast’s recovery. The Resilient Recovery Framework helps to diagnose existence of future risks, how to focus on them and simplify what would be complex processes.
Applying GRCN approaches at differing scales
Toby Kent, (Former) Chief Resilience Officer for Melbourne
Melbourne is embedding the Resilience Strategy at Metropolitan level to COVID-19 helps strengthen the urban resilience. Over 1000 practitioners are trained to identify chronic stresses and acute shocks on an organizational level or at state and city level.
Coalition of Cities for a Resilient Recovery
Lauren Sorkin, Acting Executive Director, Global Resilient Cities Network
The Global Resilient Cities Network and its community of Chief Resilience Officers launch a global Coalition of Cities for a Resilient Recovery to facilitate resilient recovery planning amongst the broader resilience community.
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