Climate Change

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
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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
Photo of a city skyline during sunset.

Speaker Series #31 – Climate Change Governance

This session highlighted the reflection on the challenges and opportunities of compounding crises – pandemic and climate related crises, as well as the reflection on how cities are trying to address climate risks as they start to emerge from the pandemic ... View More
wooden slums in Jakarta stand along the side of a river polluted with trash.

Creating Climate Resilient Cities through Safe Sanitation – World Toilet Day 2020

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the enormous challenge of securing cities' pursuit of the 2030 Agenda in Sustainable Development Goals and Urban Resilience ... View More
Featured image of the Manchester Briefing blog produced by the University of Manchester and Resilient Cities Network as part of the Cities for a Resilient Recovery program, International lessons on recovery from COVID-19.

Manchester Briefing #20 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International lessons on recovery from COVID-19

We discuss how circular economy, open-source data, and digital capacities and inequalities play a key role in response and recovery from COVID-19 ... View More
No Equity, No Resilience: Minneapolis is All of Us

No Equity, No Resilience: Minneapolis is All of Us

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the enormous challenge of securing cities' pursuit of the 2030 Agenda in Sustainable Development Goals and Urban Resilience ... View More
Featured image of the Manchester Briefing blog produced by the University of Manchester and Resilient Cities Network as part of the Cities for a Resilient Recovery program, International lessons on recovery from COVID-19.

Manchester Briefing #19 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International lessons on recovery from COVID-19

We discuss how COVID-19 impacts people differently, and how different shocks and stresses interact with COVID-19, including localized women-led recovery efforts through gender inclusive services; economic inequalities across marginalised groups; accessibility and inclusivity of evacuation plans; food shortages, agriculture, and climate change; and a case study with lessons from Vanuatu ... View More
Making Cities Resilient 2030

Making Cities Resilient 2030

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the enormous challenge of securing cities' pursuit of the 2030 Agenda in Sustainable Development Goals and Urban Resilience ... View More
Man wearing denim riding a bike on an empty paris street, with a covid mask

The Sustainable Development Agenda’s Comeback

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the enormous challenge of securing cities' pursuit of the 2030 Agenda in Sustainable Development Goals and Urban Resilience ... View More
Featured image of the Manchester Briefing blog produced by the University of Manchester and Resilient Cities Network as part of the Cities for a Resilient Recovery program, International lessons on recovery from COVID-19.

Manchester Briefing #18 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International lessons on recovery from COVID-19

We discuss the co-benefit of creating jobs that support the transition to a low carbon economy. While COVID-19 is changing the global economic outlook for the worse, the climate crisis has not paused in the background. Any economic recovery efforts should therefore consider how to advance climate mitigation ... View More