Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series

Cities on the Frontline is a weekly speaker series co-organized by the Resilient Cities Network and The World Bank Group’s City Resilience Program from March 2020.

The purpose of the series is to share knowledge to help cities respond to the pandemic crisis and to plan towards recovery with resilience. It is a platform for open and honest learning conversations between practitioners in cities and governments, and partners supporting them. Each week, the series brings together different experts and city practitioners to discuss specific topics and share tangible examples. Over 5,500 participants from around the world have attended the series, with a significant portion of the attendees being from city governments.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • LAUNCH OF R-CITIES CHAIR’S AGENDA – Thursday, 22 April 2021 (09.00 AM EST – 02.00 PM CET – 09.00 PM SIN/KUL) Click HERE to register

Resilient Recovery Community:

Our Resilient Recovery Community of Practice is a web-based resource that has emerged from the urgent and ongoing practice exchange between our global network of CROs and other urban experts. This pages includes content unearthed by this Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series and reflects the three main themes of: A people-centred recovery, a risk-aware recovery, and a system-enabled recovery.


Previous Sessions:

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.
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Photo of a city skyline during sunset.

Speaker Series #31 – Climate Change Governance

This session highlighted the reflection on the challenges and opportunities of compounding crises – pandemic and climate related crises, as well as the reflection on how cities are trying to address climate risks as they start to emerge from the pandemic.
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Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series