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

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 ...
Episode 18: Holistic Disaster Resilience featuring Bangkok

Episode 18: Holistic Disaster Resilience featuring Bangkok

Lauren Sorkin welcomes Dr. Tavida Kamolvej, Deputy Governor of the City of Bangkok for a conversation on her role and leadership in the city's disaster risk and resilience approach. Like many ...
Episode 17: Digitalizing government disbursements to enhance urban resilience featuring Visa and Washington D.C.

Episode 17: Digitalizing government disbursements to enhance urban resilience featuring Visa and Washington D.C.

Paul Wilson, Chair of SmartCitiesWorld's Advisory Board welcomes Agustin Botteron, former Chief Resilience Officer of Sante Fe, and Robert L. Matthews, Director of the Washington D.C. Child and ...

Climate Resilient Cities

How are we future-proofing our cities?