Water and Sanitation

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
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
Speaker Series #1 –  Aligning Stakeholder Priorities in Urban Resilience

Speaker Series #1 – Aligning Stakeholder Priorities in Urban Resilience

Funding, including the need to mobilize various sources of investment capital, plays an important role in supporting cities to address their resilient development challenges. The first Cities on the Frontline session of 2022, focused on the importance of “Aligning Stakeholder Priorities in Urban Resilience” with important sharings about the role ... View More
Speaker Series #19 –  Migration and Resilience, the MOVE book

Speaker Series #19 – Migration and Resilience, the MOVE book

Historically, migration has been an intrinsic part of how humans navigate the world, however, skewed perceptions and misinformation have shed a negative light on the topic resulting in abrasive migration policies around the world. While migration may present certain challenges, it has also proven to be, not only important to ... View More
Speaker Series #18 –  SMEs and Urban Resilience

Speaker Series #18 – SMEs and Urban Resilience

This 18th session of Cities on the Frontline focused on the importance of supporting SMEs for a city’s economy and how cities can collaborate with their local SMEs for a resilient and equitable recovery in the context of the partnership with Citi on the Catalyzing City Resilience Solutions program (CCRS) ... View More
Speaker Series #17 –  Mainstreaming Resilience Thinking Into Recovery Packages

Speaker Series #17 – Mainstreaming Resilience Thinking Into Recovery Packages

The seventeenth edition of Cities on the Frontline Series was the second out of two webinars to be designed and implemented under the Resilient Cities Action Package (ReCAP 21) to share knowledge and experiences on COVID-19 impacts on cities and their approaches and actions taken towards a resilient recovery ... View More