Built Environment

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
Collage with different featured images from past Speaker Series sessions.

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
Smart Resilience in the time of COVID-19:  A Conversation between Connected Places Catapult and Resilient Cities Network

Smart Resilience in the time of COVID-19: A Conversation between Connected Places Catapult and Resilient Cities Network

COVID-19 has truly accelerated the digital transformation of cities. Not only are many people working from home and increasingly reliant on IT, city governments have had to shift how they deliver services under lockdown restrictions. Yet, despite efforts to rapidly digitize processes and systems, a city cannot truly become technologically ... View More
A wide shot from above Montevideo shows buildings along the skyline among trees, a beach next to a bay on the left populated with people enjoying sunset, a park full of picnicers on the right, and busy streets full of cards between the beach and the park.

Lessons from Montevideo: Keys to Accomplishing Resilience Strategy Projects

Montevideo, Uruguay recently reached the milestone of beginning implementation of more than 85% of the 40 initiatives identified in its Resilience Strategy, which the city released in September of 2018. The City offers two urban resilience essentials to this success ... View More
Father and kids playing in a school playground in BoTu, Rotterdam.

Making Rotterdam’s First Resilient Neighborhood through Social Cohesion

Launched in 2019, Resilient BoTu empowers the two adjoining neighborhoods, Bospolder and Tussendijken, to become the city’s first “resilient district,” by directing transformative infrastructure construction and social programs that help people manage debt, access education for both adults and children, find better employment, and improve their housing quality. The program ... View More
Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series, Resilient Cities Network and World Bank Group logos with blue background.

Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience

Share Coronavirus Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience is a weekly session organized by the Global Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank as a knowledge sharing session for cities in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. 32. Role of Resilience: What Have We Learned? We recaptured ... View More
Semarang

Semarang

Indonesia ... View More
Deyang

Deyang

China ... View More
Can Tho

Can Tho

Vietnam ... View More