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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Speaker Series #13 –  Building Effective Food Systems for Cities

Speaker Series #13 – Building Effective Food Systems for Cities

The thirteenth edition of the Cities on the Frontline Series explored the challenges and opportunities towards developing resilient and equitable urban food systems. In the face of rapid urbanization and climate change, urban policymakers must urgently pursue food policies and investments that ensure steady and sustainable supplies of food products for urban residents, while preparing for challenges presented by disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaker Series #12 –  Reclaiming the Value of Play in Cities

Speaker Series #12 – Reclaiming the Value of Play in Cities

In this special Cities on the Frontline Webinar, R-Cities launched a partnership with the Real Play Coalition, Strengthening Urban Resilience Through Play.
Manchester Briefing #34 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

Manchester Briefing #34 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

This month, we consider how social innovation for emergency response, transformation towards hybrid working and addressing core humanitarian issues can play a key role in the response and recovery from COVID-19.
Speaker Series #11 –  Addressing Urban Heat

Speaker Series #11 – Addressing Urban Heat

This eleventh Cities on the Frontline Webinar called attention on the urgency to address urban heat. 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.
Resilient Cities Action Package (ReCAP)

Resilient Cities Action Package (ReCAP)

Around the world, cities are fighting the Covid-19 pandemic against a backdrop of multiple shocks, stresses, and emerging vulnerabilities, while striving to put equity, economy, and climate action at the centre of their recovery approaches.
Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation - Accelerating the Convergence of Sanitation and  Climate Action

Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation – Accelerating the Convergence of Sanitation and Climate Action

This report has been commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in collaboration with Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) to better understand how climate change impacts will affect urban sanitation systems, and what needs to be done to address this.
Resilient Energy and Mobility Transition Program

Resilient Energy and Mobility Transition Program

Cities have a central role to play in driving the energy transition and contributing to the global effort to tackle climate change. There is an incredible opportunity for the public and private sectors to collaborate to navigate the energy transition in an effective, efficient manner that delivers results.
Speaker Series #10 –  Advancing Community Resilience

Speaker Series #10 – Advancing Community Resilience

Joined by special guest hosts, the University of Manchester, the 10th Cities on the Frontline webinar provides three unique perspectives on the importance of building, scaling, and sustaining resilient communities.