Leadership

The Historical City of Kyoto Is Tackling COVID-19

The Historical City of Kyoto Is Tackling COVID-19

Kyoto City has accumulated over 1,200 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of September, and we have seen a rapid increase in cases again since late June. Since August, we have observed a temporary increase, especially among people under 30 years old, but now, cases of infection among the elderly are increasing ... View More
Waste Not, Want Not - How Cities Are Pursuing a Circular Economy

Waste Not, Want Not – How Cities Are Pursuing a Circular Economy

Cities generated 2.01 billion tons of solid waste in 2016, a number that is projected by the World Bank to climb to 3.4 billion tons in 2050, driven by rapid urbanization and expanding urban wealth. Too much waste creates health concerns and degrades the environment. It also represents a significant ... 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
A Winning Homelessness Response during COVID-19 in El Paso

A Winning Homelessness Response during COVID-19 in El Paso

El Paso has a strong incentive to confront homelessness and a need for emergency housing capacity. In addition to the city’s broader goals of equity and serving vulnerable populations necessitating a solution, El Paso is a border town that links the United States and Mexico and sits at the intersection ... View More
Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience

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

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. 28. Risk and Crisis Communication The session covered reflections from cities ... View More
18 – Gender Inclusive Cities

18 – Gender Inclusive Cities

COVID-19 crisis and related restrictions disproportionately affected women and deepened gender inequality. However, this is an opportunity to reflect and rethink inequality as we enter recovery ... View More
17 – Metropolitan Resilience

17 – Metropolitan Resilience

COVID-19 has exposed underlying vulnerabilities within cities’ system and exacerbates existing social inequalities transcending municipal boundaries. With traditional city boundaries becoming less fixed and meaningful, building resilience at the metropolitan scale requires new partnerships and collaborations ... View More
12 – Unlocking Bogota

12 – Unlocking Bogota

Cities are grappling with the massive economic costs of prolonging the lockdown while having concerns about premature reopening. Bogota identifies three challenges for relaxing the lockdown in the densely populated capital city: healthcare capacity, overcrowding in public transport, and restarting businesses while adhering to safety protocols ... View More
10 – Migrant and Refugee Sensitive COVID-19 Response and Recovery

10 – Migrant and Refugee Sensitive COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Migrants and refugees have played critical roles in the response and recovery efforts to the pandemic. It is essential to ensure no one gets left behind, rebuild social cohesion and counter toxic narratives spreading along with the virus ... View More
09 – Resilient Recovery Planning

09 – Resilient Recovery Planning

Existing chronic stresses such as socioeconomic inequalities in cities are further exacerbated by Covid-19. While continuing to fight the rapid spread and respond to the immediate impacts of COVID-19, cities are also seizing this extraordinary moment to understand what a pandemic and systems-ready future city looks like ... View More
08 – Equitable Response and Resilience in Recovery

08 – Equitable Response and Resilience in Recovery

It is crucial to ensure an equitable response to vulnerable populations and to have resilience in the recovery strategy. In Louisville and Kentucky, compassion in governing and resilience are embedded in the response and recovery, such as from one of Louisville’s initiatives like “Lift up Lou” ... View More
04 – Rapid Response and Adaptation in Times of Crisis

04 – Rapid Response and Adaptation in Times of Crisis

The session discusses the rapid response effors from Buenos Aires and New York and highlights the importance of agile and adaptive city administrations ... View More