Resilience Planning With Cities

Our multi-city programs support cities with developing their urban resilience plans.

The Challenge

The Resilient Cities Network supports member cities with the development of their city resilience strategies. We use a participatory approach that is led by the city’s Chief Resilience Officer.  

The process begins with an assessment that identifies risks and vulnerabilities within the city, using the city resilience framework and the city resilience index. The city then selects the shocks and stresses that they intend to address and develops a plan within the resilience strategy.  

These strategies are meant to guide cities in becoming more resilient to acute shocks such as natural disasters, infrastructure failures or acts of terror; and stresses such as systemic inequality, lack of affordable housing or poorly maintained public transportation. 

News and Resources

Building Urban Resilience with Communities

Building Urban Resilience with Communities

A Guide to Community Selection with Insights from the Resilience for Communities Program
Episode 20: Tackling plastic waste in our water featuring Chennai

Episode 20: Tackling plastic waste in our water featuring Chennai

Ahead of our Urban Ocean Summit in Chennai in June 2024, our Executive Director Lauren Sorkin welcomes Dr. Parama Roy and Taylor Maddalene on an interesting conversation about tackling plastic ...
Episode 19: Intersection between risk, resilience and insurance featuring Miami-Dade and Howden

Episode 19: Intersection between risk, resilience and insurance featuring Miami-Dade and Howden

The episodes takes us through the experience of Miami-Dade county within the Global Risk and Resilience Fellowship which connects insurance professionals with city senior leaders to develop ...

Climate Resilient Cities

How are we future-proofing our cities?