Cities on the Frontline
Cities on the Frontline is a virtual thought leadership speaker series, featuring solutions by cities, for cities. It began in 2020 through a partnership between the Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank Group’s City Resilience Program. The series provides city practitioners and the industries and residents that they support, with a platform for knowledge exchange. Each carefully curated session provides the audience with knowledge and discussion that can help them to respond to intensifying and cascading challenges including those arising from climate change, social unrest and the Covid-19 pandemic while providing solutions for planning a more resilient future.
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.
The Global Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series, began in March 2020 in response to the unfolding of the pandemic and its devastating effects around the world. Each session, as a result, was driven by audience demand and oriented to equip city practitioners with best practices for responding as expeditiously as possible –to save lives.
Since its inception, the speaker series has hosted sessions at least once per month, covering various topics from refugees to water, from schools to leadership, and from housing to food systems. Opening sessions featured on the ground stories from Huangshi in China’s south-eastern Hubei province and Milan, Italy –related to response to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Currently, the series aims at broadening its approach beyond the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and onto providing spaces of knowledge exchange around the most relevant and pressing challenges our cities are facing today.
Construyendo sobre los conversatorios de liderazgo intelectual “Cities on the Frontline”, el Banco Mundial y la Red de Ciudades Resilientes con el apoyo de CEMEX desarrollará una serie de seminarios virtuales en español y portugués, “Cities on the Frontline -Latinoamérica”.
El contenido curado cubrirá las respuestas a los desafíos más relevantes de la región, así como soluciones para la planificación más resiliente diseñadas específicamente para una audiencia con presencia en América Latina y el Caribe. El objetivo de esta nueva serie es brindar un espacio dinámico y accesible para que los profesionales que trabajan en la región compartan los conocimientos y experiencias adquiridos en beneficio de millones de habitantes tanto dentro y fuera de la Latinoamérica.