Pandemic

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

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
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
Prioritizing Equity on the Path to a Resilient COVID-19 Recovery

Prioritizing Equity on the Path to a Resilient COVID-19 Recovery

Cities are leading the way in creating a COVID-19 recovery plan that prepares them for the future. They have been the hardest hit by COVID-19, home to 95% of positive cases. Cities are fighting the pandemic against the backdrop of multiple shocks and stresses and emerging vulnerabilities, while striving to ... View More
17 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International lessons on recovery from COVID-19

17 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International lessons on recovery from COVID-19

We highlight how to integrate planning for other shocks such as natural disasters whilst maintaining physical distancing; how to manage for students to return to universities; the opportunities for data and digital tools for both response and recovery efforts as well as reflective learning; and the importance of leading by ... 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
The Transformative Impact of Quito’s Resilient Food Security Program

The Transformative Impact of Quito’s Resilient Food Security Program

Local urban farmers, voluntaries at the food bank and the City of Quito have made impressive strides on the road to a sustainable and secure food system by 2050 ... 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
There is no resilient recovery without equity

There is no resilient recovery without equity

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and intensified long-standing disparities around the world. City recovery efforts can start to set them right ... View More
Toolkit for a Resilient Recovery: Toolkit Summary Paper (July 2020)

Toolkit for a Resilient Recovery: Toolkit Summary Paper (July 2020)

This document summarises our Network’s thinking and experiences in the development of a toolkit to support local governments in planning a resilient recovery ... View More
Lessons from African slums: How to include informal settlements in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts?

Lessons from African slums: How to include informal settlements in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts?

Cramped conditions, poor sanitation, and insufficient health facilities are raising Covid-19 risks for Africa’s slum dwellers who are often forced to break lockdown rules to work and feed their families ... View More
Toolkit for a Resilient Recovery

Toolkit for a Resilient Recovery

Characterized by a place-based approach, our toolkit provides a range of agile and evidence-based methodologies to enable cities to plan a resilient recovery ... View More
Cities for a Resilient Recovery: Emerging Data 2

Cities for a Resilient Recovery: Emerging Data 2

This 3-part document outlines: Resilience challenges and city priorities for recovery; Shocks and stresses; City priorities for recovery ... View More