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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#LAConversa: Let's talk about urban resilience in LAC.

#LAConversa: Let’s talk about urban resilience in LAC.

#LAConversa: Let’s Talk About Urban Resilience is a collaboration between LA Network and Resilient Cities Network created with the objective of starting conversations about the main problems that Latin American and Caribbean cities face today. These conversations took place with the participation of seven cities, Ciudad Juárez, Colima, Mexico City, Panama City, Medellín, Quito and Montevideo and one state authority from the State of Jalisco.
Recovery Dialogues in Latin America 7: Reopening Schools

Recovery Dialogues in Latin America 7: Reopening Schools

It is estimated that the duration of school closure due to the pandemic has been significantly longer in Latin America than in other regions such as Europe, Africa and Asia, increasing negative effects on education in the region - there is a huge challenge regarding the reopening of schools. This seventh dialogue counted with the presence of two cities - Bogotá and Buenos Aires; and two national governments in Latin America - Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Recovery Dialogues in Latin America 6: Urban Parks and Public Spaces

Recovery Dialogues in Latin America 6: Urban Parks and Public Spaces

The health emergency has profoundly transformed the relationship between citizens and their streets, services and public spaces - contemporary public spaces should no longer be understood as isolated places but rather as a public and continuous network that provides access and connection to the different elements that shape cities. This sixth dialogue counted with the presence of three cities in Latin America - Bogotá, Colima and Puerto Escondido.
Recovery Dialogues in Latin America 5: Digital Inclusion and Post-Pandemic Economic Reactivation

Recovery Dialogues in Latin America 5: Digital Inclusion and Post-Pandemic Economic Reactivation

There is an urgent need to maximize the capacities of the digital ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean, so it becomes an effective tool to fight Covid-19 and turns into a solid foundation for building more resilient urban communities. This fifth dialogue counted with the presence of three cities in the region - Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife.
Hands of a person collecting water from a tube with people behind watching and waiting their turn in Africa.

City Water Resilience in Africa

The City Water Resilience Approach responds directly to the need to tackle the challenges of urban water stresses in cities in Africa. It takes a comprehensive perspective to urban water systems, and sets out to assess the resilience of the water a city depends on, including upstream and downstream catchment issues.
A bright sun shines down on the Palacio del Congreso, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, full of modern and traditional buildings, greenery, and people.

Flatten the Climate Curve through Open Data – Resilient Buenos Aires

In the last few months, we have been coping with a pandemic that challenges our society, and as every crisis does, accelerates change and transforms processes to adapt and overcome it. These changes are happening in the management of governments at every level, in urban planning, in the private sector, and, of course, in our daily-life dynamics, and evidence-based data has become a fundamental factor in decision making.
Smart Resilience in the time of COVID-19:  A Conversation between Connected Places Catapult and Resilient Cities Network

Smart Resilience in the time of COVID-19: A Conversation between Connected Places Catapult and Resilient Cities Network

COVID-19 has truly accelerated the digital transformation of cities. Not only are many people working from home and increasingly reliant on IT, city governments have had to shift how they deliver services under lockdown restrictions. Yet, despite efforts to rapidly digitize processes and systems, a city cannot truly become technologically inclusive without considering barriers to access. Organizations themselves have also had to radically change the way they operate and engage with partners digitally.
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.