Quito

Quito’s Resilience Journey

Quito’s resilience has been tested many times. The metropolitan district faces risk on a daily basis due to massive seismic movements, floods, and forest fires. In 2012 alone, 2,600 forest fires were reported. In previous decades, the city has faced earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The eruption of the Pichincha Volcano in 1999 forced Quito Airport to close, with major economic consequences. In 2011, nearly 144 landslides during the rainy season resulted in many deaths and damage to housing in the most vulnerable sectors of the city. The poor are most at risk in the event of a high-magnitude earthquake, which would devastate the city’s irregular, unplanned settlements in steep-slope areas.

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Serie de Conversatorios # 4 -Establecimiento de oficinas de resiliencia: la experiencia de R-Cities y sus CROs 

Serie de Conversatorios # 4 -Establecimiento de oficinas de resiliencia: la experiencia de R-Cities y sus CROs 

El establecimiento de oficinas de resiliencia ha sido clave para asegurar una implementación efectiva de las estrategias de resiliencia de nuestras ciudades en Latinoamérica y en el mundo. Estas ...
Women and the Future of Resilience: Resilient Cities Network Chair and Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner joins Latin America and the Caribbean Convening

Women and the Future of Resilience: Resilient Cities Network Chair and Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner joins Latin America and the Caribbean Convening

Mexico City - (R-Cities). Cities of Resilient Cities Network’s Latin America and the Caribbean region convened in Mexico City last week with a focus on climate change and gender equity.
Monterrey, Mexico’s 2nd largest metropolis, joins Resilient Cities Network

Monterrey, Mexico’s 2nd largest metropolis, joins Resilient Cities Network

City will now develop resilience strategy to identify vulnerabilities and prepare to face challenges related to urbanization, drought and extreme heat August 31st, 2022- Monterrey, the second ...

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