Built Environment

Speaker Series #10 –  Advancing Community Resilience

Speaker Series #10 – Advancing Community Resilience

Joined by special guest hosts, the University of Manchester, the 10th Cities on the Frontline webinar provides three unique perspectives on the importance of building, scaling, and sustaining resilient communities ... View More
Speaker Series #09 –  Resilient Infrastructure

Speaker Series #09 – Resilient Infrastructure

Resilient infrastructure is an economic opportunity. The ninth Cities on the Frontline webinar dives into how cities, states and private actors can work together to achieve climate-ready and resilient infrastructure ... View More
Speaker Series #08 –  Assessing Risk through Data-Driven Decision Making

Speaker Series #08 – Assessing Risk through Data-Driven Decision Making

In this session, panelists highlight the importance of putting people and community at the heart of data driven strategies. The session dives deeply into how practitioners use state-of-the-art hazard monitoring to reduce risk through land-use mapping, zoning and urban design ... View More
Speaker Series #07 –  Launch of the Chair’s Agenda

Speaker Series #07 – Launch of the Chair’s Agenda

In our special Earth Day session, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Chairman of the Resilient Cities Network Board, launched the R-Cities Chair’s Agenda. This agenda calls for immediate investment in resilient climate-ready infrastructure that is equitable and produces green jobs in cities around the world. The 7th Cities on the Frontline speaker ... View More
Speaker Series #06 –  Low Carbon Cities and Real Estate

Speaker Series #06 – Low Carbon Cities and Real Estate

“An affordable green home is the strongest resilience tool you can provide a person” – Tom Woodward; Climate Lead, Reall. The sixth Cities on the Frontline event of 2021, speakers discussed the importance and urgency of green and low-carbon real estate development ... View More
Speaker Series #05 – One Year of COVID-19: Delivering a Green and Just Recovery

Speaker Series #05 – One Year of COVID-19: Delivering a Green and Just Recovery

For over a year, cities across the globe have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response. In our fifth Cities on The Frontline session of 2021, we reflected on the lessons learned since our first session a year ago ... View More
Speaker Series #04 – Circular Economy: Creating Urban Resilience & Employment

Speaker Series #04 – Circular Economy: Creating Urban Resilience & Employment

As our world continues to urbanize and populations continue to grow, circularity is key in building sustainable and resilient communities ... View More
Speaker Series #03 – Transitioning to a Sustainable Energy Future

Speaker Series #03 – Transitioning to a Sustainable Energy Future

The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change. As cities increase in number and size, urban dwellers feel the impacts of these changes most ... View More
Speaker Series #02 – Scaling Up Climate Resilience: Following up on the Climate Adaptation Summit, on the Road to Glasgow COP26

Speaker Series #02 – Scaling Up Climate Resilience: Following up on the Climate Adaptation Summit, on the Road to Glasgow COP26

The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change. As cities increase in number and size, urban dwellers feel the impacts of these changes most ... View More
Speaker Series #01 – Playful Cities: Why Cities Need Play and Placemaking

Speaker Series #01 – Playful Cities: Why Cities Need Play and Placemaking

More time playing outside links to higher levels of happiness, however, our cities often lack opportunities or a city-wide approach to play ... View More
A bright sun shines down on the Palacio del Congreso, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, full of modern and traditional buildings, greenery, and people.

Flatten the Climate Curve through Open Data – Resilient Buenos Aires

In the last few months, we have been coping with a pandemic that challenges our society, and as every crisis does, accelerates change and transforms processes to adapt and overcome it. These changes are happening in the management of governments at every level, in urban planning, in the private sector, ... View More
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Speaker Series #32 – Role of Resilience: What Have We Learned?

Recapture what we have learned during the last 31 sessions: the role of resilience in the Covid response and recovery ... View More