London

London’s Resilience Journey

As a global city with an open economy, London is exposed to continual international, regional, and local change. Over its 2,000-year history, the city has endured plague, fire, the Blitz, terrorist attacks, financial crises, recessions and more – to emerge dynamic, diverse, and successful.

Over the last 15 years, London has developed a world-class multi-agency emergency response infrastructure. The City of London has declared a climate emergency, and is proud to lead work on climate change adaptation and addressing other environmental pressures, including launching the world’s first 24-hour Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to clean up the city’s toxic air, and becoming the world’s first National Park City.

London’s Resilience Strategy takes a broad and long-term view of what city resilience means, by considering immediate risks and looking at a wider range of shocks and stresses to determine how best to respond to them. By considering resilience holistically, London and Londoners can be better prepared for the future.

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News and Resources

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Play and Resilience: new report on how cities are strengthening their resilience through play

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