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.
The Transformative Impact of Quito’s Resilient Food Security Program

The Transformative Impact of Quito’s Resilient Food Security Program

Local urban farmers, voluntaries at the food bank and the City of Quito have made impressive strides on the road to a sustainable and secure food system by 2050.
Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience

Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience

Coronavirus Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience is a weekly session organized by the Global Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank as a knowledge sharing session for cities in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. 28. Risk and Crisis Communication The session covered reflections from cities on approach and experience on risk and crisis communication. As the pandemic has strained cities' capacity and resources, the session also looked at how cities are using creative ways for their risk and crisis communication. "Communication COVID19 RIsk in Singapore" Olivia Jensen, Lead Scientist, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the
There is no resilient recovery without equity

There is no resilient recovery without equity

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and intensified long-standing disparities around the world. City recovery efforts can start to set them right.
Toolkit for a Resilient Recovery: Toolkit Summary Paper (July 2020)

Toolkit for a Resilient Recovery: Toolkit Summary Paper (July 2020)

This document summarises our Network’s thinking and experiences in the development of a toolkit to support local governments in planning a resilient recovery.
Lessons from African slums: How to include informal settlements in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts?

Lessons from African slums: How to include informal settlements in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts?

Cramped conditions, poor sanitation, and insufficient health facilities are raising Covid-19 risks for Africa’s slum dwellers who are often forced to break lockdown rules to work and feed their families.
Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series

Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series

Cities on the Frontline is a weekly speaker series started in March 2020, aiming to share knowledge to help cities respond to the pandemic crisis and plan toward recovery with resilience.
Getting real about resilience

Getting real about resilience

Getting real about resilience: How cities can build resilience thinking into infrastructure projects
City X-Change Playbook

City X-Change Playbook

Cities and the technology industry have much to gain from each other, but too often lack the insight, tools, and structures to collaborate effectively. This playbook provides a summary of key learnings and approaches developed collaboratively by city leaders and technology innovators to solve tough urban resilience problems.