With most children now growing up in cities, we need playful spaces that nurture a generation of happy, creative and resilient children and help make our cities more resilient to the shocks they face.
Cities worldwide are rapidly urbanizing, shedding light on the interrelated challenges of environmental, social and economic inequalities. Most of the plastic in our oceans come from rapidly urbanizing cities, particularly those along rivers and coastal areas in cities the Global South. Still, the generation and treatment of waste in urban areas is a challenge for cities and a huge opportunity. While the health, economic and environmental concerns of mismanaged waste are a high priority for constituents, local governments are natural partners for developing holistic solutions for waste management due to their general mandate and local understanding.
The World Cities Summit 2022 is an in-person event from 31 July to 3 August at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. Themed ''Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Emerging Stronger", it focuses on how cities can emerge stronger and more resilient through prolonged and unpredictable disruptions.
Cities are heating up at twice the rate of global average warming due to the urban heat island effect and rapid urbanization. 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 making sure to keep the most vulnerable populations central to any solution. The eight Cities on the Frontline session of 2022, “Urban Heat: Cities Taking Action”, focused on the increasingly important role of heat in cities and how cities are affected by its multiple effects giving our audience an understanding how this phenomenon
Construyendo sobre los conversatorios de liderazgo intelectual “Cities on the Frontline”, el Banco Mundial y la Red de Ciudades Resilientes con el apoyo de CEMEX desarrollará una serie de seminarios virtuales en español y portugués, “Cities on the Frontline -Latinoamérica”.
The Global Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series, began in March 2020 in response to the unfolding of the pandemic and its devastating effects around the world. Each session, as a result, was driven by audience demand and oriented to equip city practitioners with best practices for responding as expeditiously as possible –to save lives.
City governments have multiple conflicting priorities related to shifting macro-economic trends and climate change while also creating safe and livable places for urban communities and businesses. The increasing frequency and intensity of climate disaster risks emphasizes the need for a resilience approach. City institutions and organizations are increasingly adopting a resilience approach to improve the safety and quality of life of everyone.
In Southeast Asia, six member cities of the Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) are exploring ways to support their local economy recover in a way that actions and projects will simultaneously address wider resilience and climate challenges.