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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
The Metropolitan Scale of Resilience

The Metropolitan Scale of Resilience

Metropolis Issue Paper 03: Through case studies from cities across the Metropolis and 100 Resilient Cities network, this paper seeks to analyze the challenges and opportunities of metropolitan-scale planning, and its role in catalyzing resilience objectives ... View More
We cannot afford to wait

We cannot afford to wait

As we fight this pandemic globally, climate change remains one of the world’s top challenges. In a world facing climate change and a global health crisis, clean water, safe sanitation, and improved hygiene has never been more important ... View More
Paynesville

Paynesville

Liberia ... View More