Resilience

Speaker Series # 8 - Urban Heat: Cities Taking Action

Speaker Series # 8 – Urban Heat: Cities Taking Action

Cities are heating up at twice the rate of global average warming due to the urban heat island effect and rapid urbanization. With more cities facing record high temperatures and heatwaves increasing in number, it is important that we set an agenda to take collective action now making sure to ... View More
From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

City governments have multiple conflicting priorities related to shifting macro-economic trends and climate change while also creating safe and livable places for urban communities and businesses. The increasing frequency and intensity of climate disaster risks emphasizes the need for a resilience approach. City institutions and organizations are increasingly adopting a ... View More
CitiesXChange: Resilient Recovery by SMEs in Southeast Asia

CitiesXChange: Resilient Recovery by SMEs in Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, six member cities of the Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) are exploring ways to support their local economy recover in a way that actions and projects will simultaneously address wider resilience and climate challenges ... View More
Speaker Series #7 -  Creating Resilient Cities – The Role of Play in Planning

Speaker Series #7 – Creating Resilient Cities – The Role of Play in Planning

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on children, disrupting their schooling, affecting their well-being, social contact, and even nutrition. This is especially damaging for children living in deprived urban areas, increasing the risk of poverty given the accumulated disadvantages. With the objective of reclaiming play in cities and ... View More
What do cities need to become net zero? Read the new report from our NetZeroCities program

What do cities need to become net zero? Read the new report from our NetZeroCities program

Cities in Europe say improved systems, approaches and resourcing are required to achieve climate neutrality, according to a new report published by Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) and partners at NetZeroCities ... View More
Speaker Series #6 -  From Theory to Practice: Partnerships to Fund Resilience Implementation

Speaker Series #6 – From Theory to Practice: Partnerships to Fund Resilience Implementation

With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, a number that is expected to reach 70 percent by 2050, urgent action is required to ensure our cities can withstand the effects of multiple shocks and stresses. Business-as-usual models of siloed and reactive planning do not provide ... View More
Making Climate Risk Assessments Accessible

Making Climate Risk Assessments Accessible

Cities across the world are beginning to recognize the need to adapt to climate change. But the task can often feel so large, varied and wide-ranging that a common question we hear is: “Well, where do I even begin?” ... View More
Speaker Series #5 -  Aligning Infrastructure for Resilience

Speaker Series #5 – Aligning Infrastructure for Resilience

Infrastructure increasingly plays a complex role in supporting resilience; however, there is a multitude of organizations that control critical infrastructure in cities. In addition, there is often a lack of collaboration across national, state, and local organizations that limits our understanding and ability to address and mitigate risks. This emphasizes ... View More
Speaker Series #4 –  Resilient Health Systems

Speaker Series #4 – Resilient Health Systems

Two years after the start of the pandemic, the virus is not yet considered endemic, but communities across the world have had to address health system crisis, gaps and innovations to be able to live with the virus circulating, as well as other healthcare related challenges. In this fourth Cities ... View More
Speaker Series #3 –  CITY LEADERS SPEAK: Maintaining Vision in a World with Increasing Risks

Speaker Series #3 – CITY LEADERS SPEAK: Maintaining Vision in a World with Increasing Risks

The Covid-19 pandemic has made clear that one crisis quickly begets another. The climate extremes that have been impacting cities in recent years – floods, droughts, cyclones – collide with existing challenges of aging and inadequate urban infrastructure, preventing cities from full economic recovery ... View More
The Resilient Community Impact Funds (RCIFunds)

The Resilient Community Impact Funds (RCIFunds)

The RCIFund is a grant-based fund for members of the Resilience Cities Network to invest in pilot projects that can deliver immediate benefits for vulnerable communities and ensure long-term resilience impacts to cities ... View More
Speaker Series #2 –  How to Finance for Play and Placemaking in Cities

Speaker Series #2 – How to Finance for Play and Placemaking in Cities

Building the city of the future requires first and foremost that children of today are empowered and prepared, not only to survive but to thrive in the face of adversity ... View More