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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Learning from crisis: Why cities must foster resilient recovery

Learning from crisis: Why cities must foster resilient recovery

Covid-19 is the challenge of our generation — how we respond and recover will either lay the foundation for a more equitable, cohesive and climate-responsive future or it will reinforce old systems that leave poorer, more vulnerable people behind.
NAM Regional Convening

NAM Regional Convening

The North America Region (NAM) held its inaugural regional convening in May 2020. Chief Resilience Officers from 24 cities across the United States and Canada came together to explore three main themes: Health, Climate Change, and Equity.
EME Regional Convening

EME Regional Convening

On 26 and 27 May, Chief Resilience Officers of Europe and the Middle East (EME) held their first-ever virtual regional convening. 28 CROs and teams from 17 different cities joined the two-part event remotely.
Urban governments have a key role to play in the COVID-19 pandemic

Urban governments have a key role to play in the COVID-19 pandemic

During this Covid-19 crisis it is critical that city governments strike a balance between the necessary lockdown measures and the necessary access to nutritious and safe food, including maintaining livelihoods, for those on low incomes.
The Key Path for Chinese Cities to Realize Sustainable Development: Report

The Key Path for Chinese Cities to Realize Sustainable Development: Report

Against the complicated backdrop of intertwined shocks and stresses, urbanization in China has entered Phase 2, were promoting the development of resilient cities is of great significance to shift China’s urban development.
Do cities have adequate tools to plan their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis?

Do cities have adequate tools to plan their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis?

Covid-19 poses a major new challenge to local governments to act and plan differently; investing time and effort in learning from the successes and challenges will be key for leaders and practitioners.
Cities for a Resilient Recovery: Emerging Data 1

Cities for a Resilient Recovery: Emerging Data 1

This 3-part document outlines: How chief resilience officers are embedding resilience in recovery; The role of chief resilience officers in response and recovery efforts; And how cities and cros are embedding resilience in recovery planning
ICLEI Europe and R-Cities EME sign MoU

ICLEI Europe and R-Cities EME sign MoU

As cities across the region are engaged in their recovery from the health and economic crisis brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, GRCN and ICLEI will join forces to enhance knowledge and share information.