Resilient Cities Action Package 21

Our multi-city program that supports cities with their building urban resilience plans.

The Challenge

Around the world, cities are fighting the Covid-19 pandemic against a backdrop of multiple shocks, stresses, and emerging vulnerabilities, while striving to put equity, economy, and climate action at the center of their recovery approaches. In the midst of the greatest global economic downturn in nearly a century, progress on sustainable development needs to be regalvanized. Now is the moment for national and local governments to build back stronger, fairer, and greener than before.

With the Resilient Cities Action Package 2021 (ReCAP-21) the Resilient Cities Network joined forces with implementing partners to design common frameworks and approaches for resilient recovery that can help address the vulnerabilities exposed by this crisis and the ones still to come.


ReCAP-21 aims to:

  • increase the capacity of selected cities in Rwanda, Bangladesh, and Mauritania for combatting pandemics;
  • identify priority urban green recovery action packages cross-sectorally;
  • plan for the implementation of small-scale measures;
  • develop long-term resilience plans; and
  • generate a global knowledge exchange on resilient urban recovery.

Participating Cities





ReCAP-21 is jointly implemented by:


Guide on Connecting Green Recovery and Resilience in Cities

The Guide on Connecting Green Recovery and Resilience in Cities – Resilient Cities Action Package 2021 (ReCAP-21) outlines three key entry points for local governments to move towards an urban transformation and a resilient recovery process which is also green in nature. Together, these entry points provide local governments with the practical support to identify comprehensive solutions that range from finance and physical interventions to cultural practices and governance arrangements that may contribute to achieving more resilient societies.

Read Guide 

Resilient Cities Action Package (ReCAP-21) Factsheet  

Co-Designing Resilient Recovery in Cities – New Partnerships for a New Era Article  

Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series – Co-Designing a Resilient Recovery in Cities  

Connecting Green Recovery and Resilience in Cities – ReCAP-21 Webinar 

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