Urban resilience

Urban resilience

The capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.

What is urban resilience?

What is urban resilience?

A resilient urban future requires tackling challenges and creating solutions in a place-based, integrated, inclusive, risk-aware, and forward-looking manner.

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Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series #10 - Urban Violence: Intervening For Equity

Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series #10 – Urban Violence: Intervening For Equity

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many North American cities are facing higher rates of violence across the board. On one hand, violence plays the role of a chronic stressor and is linked to systemic and racial inequities that permeate our cities. On the other, it is also an acute shock, a traumatic event from which urban communities must find ways to recover and rebuild, as we've seen in the wake of the wave of mass shootings that have shaken American cities in recent months. In both cases, violence has a direct link to community resilience and to the
Co-creating a resilient future 2020-2021

Co-creating a resilient future 2020-2021

The Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) has released its 2020-2021 report, titled ‘Co-creating a resilient future’. This report charts the Network’s journey over the past two years, and its plans and aspirations for the year ahead.
Cities on the Frontline: Serie de Conversatorios #2

Serie de Conversatorios #2 – El Futuro Del Empleo

Nuevos cambios impulsados por los avances tecnológicos, las transformaciones estructurales, los cambios demográficos, la globalización, la pandemia y el cambio climático reconfiguran rápidamente el mundo del empleo. El futuro del empleo presenta innumerables oportunidades para revertir los déficits de trabajo digno a largo plazo, pero también presenta serios desafíos que podrían aumentar las desigualdades y el desempleo si no se gestionan bien.
Planning for the Future: How to start building a Resilient City?

Planning for the Future: How to start building a Resilient City?

When we plan with foresight, we can better adapt to emerging issues, trends and risks. Given the given endless possibilities of current and potential crises that cities are dealt with, strategic foresight offers a way for them to better understand uncertainty, complexity and dynamic change, and translate those into policies, strategies and actions
Urban Eats

Urban Eats

Globally, 150 million urban residents are food insecure, yet, cities generate 2.8 billion tons of organic waste each year. More people could be pushed into food insecurity as global food prices are on track to rise 23% this year, according to the World Bank.
Infrastructure for Resilient Places

Infrastructure for Resilient Places

The Infrastructure for Resilient Places Framework: A Practical Guidance for Asset Managers and Interdependency and Shocks Assessment Tool was developed by the Resilient Cities Network, Resilient Sydney and Infrastructure New South Wales with the support of AECOM. The documents were developed as a pilot under the Leadership for Urban Resilience and Sustainable Development program, in partnership with the Citi Foundation
Speaker Series #9 A Roadmap To Resilience: Cities Planning and Adapting To Climate Change

Speaker Series #9 A Roadmap To Resilience: Cities Planning and Adapting To Climate Change

To deliver on their climate goals and respond to their urban resilience challenges, cities have undertaken an iterative and collaborative process to draft strategic planning documents establishing a path to climate action. These roadmaps are most often the result of broad consultations and engagement with the various communities and stakeholders in a city, including government, business, and civil society.
Serie de Conversatorios #1 - La economía circular y el impacto de la contaminación urbana

Serie de Conversatorios #1 – La economía circular y el impacto de la contaminación urbana

La gestión de la basura en América Latina y el Caribe es uno de los mayores retos para la sostenibilidad de la región. Mientras la generación de residuos sigue creciendo a causa del desarrollo y crecimiento de la población, las ciudades no logran adquirir la capacidad suficiente para atender de forma adecuada a los mismos. Además, aproximadamente una tercera parte de los residuos acaban en vertederos que no garantizan una adecuada protección del medioambiente y la salud (Fuente).