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Cities are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, facing unprecedented healthcare, economic, and social crises. This Community of Practice, Resilient Recovery, has emerged from the urgent and ongoing practice exchange between cities in our global network of Chief Resilience Officers and urban resilience practitioners.

Through this web-based resource, practitioners can access the synthesized knowledge and good practice emerging from across the globe on COVID-19 recovery, and choose to engage further by participating in existing regional or thematic recovery communities. The content organized on this page reflects the three main themes of this Community of Practice: A people-centred recovery, a risk-aware recovery, and a system-enabled recovery.

Emerging Practice

A people-centered recovery

With COVID-19 changing and intensifying vulnerabilities, and challenging a people-centered recovery, we look at how cities are putting vulnerability and equity at the center of recovery.

A risk-aware recovery

As COVID-19 strains existing disaster preparedness, while also overlapping with seasonal and other hazard risks, we look at how cities are responding to multiple and overlapping risks.

A system-enabled recovery

Crises in healthcare, economy, and society have exposed frailties in the capacity of cities –  their government, their businesses, and their communities – to survive and thrive. As cities enter a recovery phase, we look at how they are meeting the needs of communities and businesses in recovery.

Partners

This emerging practice includes content unearthed by our Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series, organized with the support from The World Bank’s City Resilience Program, which has been sharing targeted lessons on recovery from leaders and experts, including CROs, since early 2020.

Community Resources

Manchester Briefing #29 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

Manchester Briefing #29 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

This week, we consider how assessing the negative environmental impact from recovery strategies, supporting those who have anxiety about lockdown ending, and addressing the healthcare backlog can play a key role in the response and recovery from COVID-19. View More
Speaker Series #06 –  Low Carbon Cities and Real Estate

Speaker Series #06 – Low Carbon Cities and Real Estate

“An affordable green home is the strongest resilience tool you can provide a person” – Tom Woodward; Climate Lead, Reall. The sixth Cities on the Frontline event of 2021, speakers discussed the importance and urgency of green and low-carbon real estate development. View More
Speaker Series #05 – One Year of COVID-19: Delivering a Green and Just Recovery

Speaker Series #05 – One Year of COVID-19: Delivering a Green and Just Recovery

For over a year, cities across the globe have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response. In our fifth Cities on The Frontline session of 2021, we reflected on the lessons learned since our first session a year ago. View More
Manchester Briefing #27 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

Manchester Briefing #27 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

This week, we consider how assessing the negative environmental impact from recovery strategies, supporting those who have anxiety about lockdown ending, and addressing the healthcare backlog can play a key role in the response and recovery from COVID-19. View More
Speaker Series #04 – Circular Economy: Creating Urban Resilience & Employment

Speaker Series #04 – Circular Economy: Creating Urban Resilience & Employment

As our world continues to urbanize and populations continue to grow, circularity is key in building sustainable and resilient communities. View More
Manchester Briefing #28 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

Manchester Briefing #28 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

This week, we consider how assessing the negative environmental impact from recovery strategies, supporting those who have anxiety about lockdown ending, and addressing the healthcare backlog can play a key role in the response and recovery from COVID-19. View More

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