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

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 ...
Co-creating a resilient future 2020-2021

Co-creating a resilient future 2020-2021

The Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) has released its 2020-2021 report, titled ‘Co-creating a resilient future’. This report charts the Network’s journey over the past two years, and its ...
Planning for the Future: How to start building a Resilient City?

Planning for the Future: How to start building a Resilient City?

When we plan with foresight, we can better adapt to emerging issues, trends and risks. Given the given endless possibilities of current and potential crises that cities are dealt with, strategic ...

Climate Resilient Cities

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