Equity and Vulnerable Populations

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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
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Racial Equity Community

A city without equity will never be resilient. All too often, racial inequities are exacerbated by everyday city operations (systems) and when crises hit, communities of color suffer at disproportionate rates. We must act together now with urgency to end systemic racism. Guided by the resilience framework, this Community of ... 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
Recovery Dialogues in Latin America 2: City Development and Community Participation in Informal Settlements

Recovery Dialogues in Latin America 2: City Development and Community Participation in Informal Settlements

It is necessary to tackle the challenge of achieving a balanced and inclusive territorial development that integrates those who have been historically marginalized of planning and investment agendas ... 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
Speaker Series #28 – Risk and Crisis Communication

Speaker Series #28 – Risk and Crisis Communication

Covid-19 have been transitioning from a public health shock in early 2020 to a longer-term global stress and transforming urban life. While some cities appear to be recovering, other places continue to experience a rise in COVID-19 and public communication appears to be at the center of all the response ... View More
The Art of Reflective Learning in Cape Town – Protecting the Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Art of Reflective Learning in Cape Town – Protecting the Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cape Town, South Africa responded quickly to the resilience test by COVID-19 using the lessons it had learned during the water crisis it experienced in 2017 and 2018, focusing attentions on the most vulnerable, and making the biggest investment in the city’s healthcare system in 20 years, all in the ... View More
Speaker Series #27 – Predicting and Monitoring Hotspots

Speaker Series #27 – Predicting and Monitoring Hotspots

In regions such as Africa, South Asia, and Central America, the pandemic has yet to peak. Cities should anticipate for emerging hotspots, especially that affect poor and vulnerable communities. Understanding hotspots is critical, so that medical support and resources can be targeted to limit diffusion into surrounding areas ... View More
Speaker Series #26 – Aging Cities

Speaker Series #26 – Aging Cities

A rapidly aging population goes along with its own economic and social challenges and cities will need to adapt. Were cities built with the elderly population in mind? Are cities prepared to address this demographic shift? ... View More
Speaker Series #25 – Urban Density

Speaker Series #25 – Urban Density

Does urban density matter in the context of Covid-19? The session highlights the importance to understand between well-managed “good density”, seen for example in Singapore and “bad density”, such as the crowded slums in many developing countries ... View More