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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A wide shot from above Montevideo shows buildings along the skyline among trees, a beach next to a bay on the left populated with people enjoying sunset, a park full of picnicers on the right, and busy streets full of cards between the beach and the park.

Lessons from Montevideo: Keys to Accomplishing Resilience Strategy Projects

Montevideo, Uruguay recently reached the milestone of beginning implementation of more than 85% of the 40 initiatives identified in its Resilience Strategy, which the city released in September of 2018. The City offers two urban resilience essentials to this success.
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Regional Recovery Dialogues 4: Sustainable food supplies for vulnerable communities

According to data collected by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has been on the rise for the past years, reaching 47,7 million people in 2019 with numbers expected to rise even more due to the consequences of COVID-19.
wooden slums in Jakarta stand along the side of a river polluted with trash.

Creating Climate Resilient Cities through Safe Sanitation – World Toilet Day 2020

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the enormous challenge of securing cities' pursuit of the 2030 Agenda in Sustainable Development Goals and Urban Resilience.
Hands of two people delivering and receiving an apple in a food market.

Regional Recovery Dialogues 3: Municipal and neighborhood food markets management

Municipal and neighborhood food markets play an important role, both in the commercial system and supply of agricultural products, as well as in the choices households make around food consumption, and the employment and income of a significant part of the population.
No Equity, No Resilience: Minneapolis is All of Us

No Equity, No Resilience: Minneapolis is All of Us

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the enormous challenge of securing cities' pursuit of the 2030 Agenda in Sustainable Development Goals and Urban Resilience.
Regional Recovery Dialogues 2: City Development and Community Participation in Informal Settlements

Regional Recovery Dialogues 2: City Development and Community Participation in Informal Settlements

It is necessary to tackle the challenge of achieving a balanced and inclusive territorial development that integrates those who have been historically marginalized of planning and investment agendas.
Regional Recovery Dialogues 1: Urban Mobility

Regional Recovery Dialogues 1: Urban Mobility

Urban mobility, as a citizenship right, paves the way to a range of other rights such as education, health, work, housing and recreation.
Resilient Leadership: Learning From Crisis

Resilient Leadership: Learning From Crisis

Together with The Resilience Shift we aim to make resilience tangible and relevant. Every week for four months through the Covid-19 pandemic we spoke with five Chief Resilience Officers and seven CEOs to follow their work as leaders during a crisis. Read the report here.