A Point of View: Empowering SMEs for Urban Resilience presents our first resilience perspective drawing on the invaluable lessons from our Catalyzing City Resilience Solutions program, supported by the Citi Foundation. It offers insights that advocate for SMEs as vital catalysts for urban resilience and economic growth.
Resilient Cities Network firmly believes that Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) play an indispensable role in the pursuit of urban and economic resilience, contributing to economic growth, social cohesion, and sustainable development within the urban environment.
Over the last 3 years coming out of a global pandemic, there is no doubt about the importance of fostering collaborative urban ecosystems to empower SMEs in addressing their challenges and unlock their full potential as drivers of urban and economic resilience.
This publication is the culmination of our firm conviction that multi-stakeholder collaboration and more so trusted relationships between public and private sectors are key to overcoming urban challenges. We hope the insights presented here inspire stakeholders globally to unite in their pursuit of urban resilience, ensuring a brighter, more resilient future for all.