Recovery

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
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
28 – Risk and Crisis Communication

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
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
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
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
27 – Predicting and Monitoring Hotspots

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

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

We highlight strategies for an equitable recovery in the most deprived parts of cities across the world; how preparations for the forthcoming northern winter are addressing compound risks of seasonal diseases and COVID19 on high risk communities; the efforts to overcome long term unemployment among youth, and how digital innovation ... View More
15 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International lessons on recovery from COVID-19

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

We highlight how engaging in place-based COVID19 research in your city and community can create multiple-benefits; how African bank and non-bank actors are adopting or accelerating measures to #digitize economies to provide safer, more inclusive financial mechanisms; and how recovery is the time to focus on underlying root causes of ... View More
14 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International lessons on recovery from COVID-19

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

We highlight the importance of inclusive and accessible communication of data to communities; the role of relief funds in supporting the most vulnerable; and the compound impacts of wildfire smoke on respiratory viruses such as flu and COVID19 ... View More