Resilience

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
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
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
Resilient Water Management – How Resilient Cities Share Strategies for Adapting to a Changing Climate

Resilient Water Management – How Resilient Cities Share Strategies for Adapting to a Changing Climate

Water is the lifeblood of a city. Too much is just as dangerous as not enough, and from Cape Town to Byblos, Jakarta to Chennai, climate change demands that any city that wants to survive has to learn to manage and live with water. To be resilient and thriving requires ... 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
Building Wellington's Resilient Community Water Access

Building Wellington’s Resilient Community Water Access

Wellington, New Zealand sits on shaky ground, so they know they need to be ready for a significant seismic event. One concern is that a future earthquake will rupture the city’s underground water pipes, cutting off water to its over 400,000 inhabitants, for up to 100 days in some areas ... 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
Making Rotterdam’s First Resilient Neighborhood through Social Cohesion

Making Rotterdam’s First Resilient Neighborhood through Social Cohesion

Launched in 2019, Resilient BoTu empowers the two adjoining neighborhoods, Bospolder and Tussendijken, to become the city’s first “resilient district,” by directing transformative infrastructure construction and social programs that help people manage debt, access education for both adults and children, find better employment, and improve their housing quality. The program ... 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
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