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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

Speaker Series #7 -  Creating Resilient Cities – The Role of Play in Planning

Speaker Series #7 – Creating Resilient Cities – The Role of Play in Planning

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on children, disrupting their schooling, affecting their well-being, social contact, and even nutrition. This is especially damaging for children living in deprived urban areas, increasing the risk of poverty given the accumulated disadvantages. With the objective of reclaiming play in cities and View More
Speaker Series #6 -  From Theory to Practice: Partnerships to Fund Resilience Implementation

Speaker Series #6 – From Theory to Practice: Partnerships to Fund Resilience Implementation

With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, a number that is expected to reach 70 percent by 2050, urgent action is required to ensure our cities can withstand the effects of multiple shocks and stresses. Business-as-usual models of siloed and reactive planning do not provide View More
Speaker Series #5 -  Aligning Infrastructure for Resilience

Speaker Series #5 – Aligning Infrastructure for Resilience

Infrastructure increasingly plays a complex role in supporting resilience; however, there is a multitude of organizations that control critical infrastructure in cities. In addition, there is often a lack of collaboration across national, state, and local organizations that limits our understanding and ability to address and mitigate risks. This emphasizes View More
Speaker Series #4 –  Resilient Health Systems

Speaker Series #4 – Resilient Health Systems

Two years after the start of the pandemic, the virus is not yet considered endemic, but communities across the world have had to address health system crisis, gaps and innovations to be able to live with the virus circulating, as well as other healthcare related challenges. In this fourth Cities View More
Speaker Series #3 –  CITY LEADERS SPEAK: Maintaining Vision in a World with Increasing Risks

Speaker Series #3 – CITY LEADERS SPEAK: Maintaining Vision in a World with Increasing Risks

The Covid-19 pandemic has made clear that one crisis quickly begets another. The climate extremes that have been impacting cities in recent years – floods, droughts, cyclones – collide with existing challenges of aging and inadequate urban infrastructure, preventing cities from full economic recovery. View More
Speaker Series #2 –  How to Finance for Play and Placemaking in Cities

Speaker Series #2 – How to Finance for Play and Placemaking in Cities

Building the city of the future requires first and foremost that children of today are empowered and prepared, not only to survive but to thrive in the face of adversity. View More

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