Climate Resilient Cities

Today’s new normal requires models of governance that mitigate risk and respond to evolving challenges.

The Challenge

The world is falling short of promises made under the UNFCCC climate deal to mitigate and adapt to the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change.  Meanwhile, challenges of rising sea levels, urban heat, freshwater shortages, floods, droughts and more extreme weather events are becoming more severe and frequent. As cities increase in number and size, it underscores the need to strengthen resilience capabilities to withstand climate-related shocks and stresses and to build resilience for net-zero allowing to accelerate adaptation action in a carbon-constrained world.  

What we do

Climate resilience is a city’s ability to survive, adapt and thrive in the face of climate-related shocks and stresses. As a city builds its climate resilience, it can withstand these challenges while breaking silos, unlocking co-benefits that address the intersectionality of its risks and maximizing the value of every dollar spent in reducing and helping to prevent the impact of future shocks and stresses. Building climate resilience is thus key to improving the overall resilience of a city’s systems, businesses, institutions, communities, and individuals.  

R-Cities works to advance urban resilience through: 

News and Resources

Episode 7: Resilience Action on the Ground with Monica Barone, CEO City of Sydney (Part 2)

Episode 7: Resilience Action on the Ground with Monica Barone, CEO City of Sydney (Part 2)

In part 2 of this episode, Sydney CEO Monica Barone is hosted by Gehl Partner and Chief Innovation Officer Jeff Risom, to explore the changing nature of city relationships with citizens, how ...
Episode 7: Resilience Action on the Ground with Monica Barone, CEO City of Sydney (Part 1)

Episode 7: Resilience Action on the Ground with Monica Barone, CEO City of Sydney (Part 1)

In part 1 of this episode, Sydney CEO Monica Barone is hosted by Gehl Partner and Chief Innovation Officer Jeff Risom, to discuss how the nature of resilience is changing, and how Monica and the ...
Implementing Resilience beyond  Saving Lives and Protecting Property

Implementing Resilience beyond Saving Lives and Protecting Property

City will now develop resilience strategy to identify vulnerabilities and prepare to face challenges related to urbanization, drought and extreme heat August 31st, 2022- Monterrey, the second ...

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