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 #07 –  Launch of the Chair’s Agenda

Speaker Series #07 – Launch of the Chair’s Agenda

In our special Earth Day session, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Chairman of the Resilient Cities Network Board, launched the R-Cities Chair’s Agenda. This agenda calls for immediate investment in resilient climate-ready infrastructure that is equitable and produces green jobs in cities around the world. The 7th Cities on the Frontline speaker series details the urgency for implementing climate resilient measures and the big moves that can be made towards carbon neutrality.
Manchester Briefing #30 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

Manchester Briefing #30 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

This week, we consider how community participation, investment in climate-ready infrastructure, and supporting ethnic-minority businesses can play a key role in the response and recovery from COVID-19.
Launch of R-Cities Chair's Agenda

Launch of R-Cities Chair’s Agenda

The newly-launched R-Cities Chair’s Agenda for investment in resilient climate-ready infrastructure that is equitable and produces green jobs positions the Resilient Cities Network to support cities around the world in a resilient recovery.
Manchester Briefing #29 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

Manchester Briefing #29 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

This week, we consider how assessing the negative environmental impact from recovery strategies, supporting those who have anxiety about lockdown ending, and addressing the healthcare backlog can play a key role in the response and recovery from COVID-19.
Speaker Series #06 –  Low Carbon Cities and Real Estate

Speaker Series #06 – Low Carbon Cities and Real Estate

“An affordable green home is the strongest resilience tool you can provide a person” – Tom Woodward; Climate Lead, Reall. The sixth Cities on the Frontline event of 2021, speakers discussed the importance and urgency of green and low-carbon real estate development.
Speaker Series #05 – One Year of COVID-19: Delivering a Green and Just Recovery

Speaker Series #05 – One Year of COVID-19: Delivering a Green and Just Recovery

For over a year, cities across the globe have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response. In our fifth Cities on The Frontline session of 2021, we reflected on the lessons learned since our first session a year ago.
Manchester Briefing #27 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

Manchester Briefing #27 – Cities for a Resilient Recovery: International Lessons on Recovery from COVID-19

This week, we consider how assessing the negative environmental impact from recovery strategies, supporting those who have anxiety about lockdown ending, and addressing the healthcare backlog can play a key role in the response and recovery from COVID-19.
Localizing SDGs to Build Safe and Equitable Cities

Localizing SDGs to Build Safe and Equitable Cities

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the enormous challenge of securing cities' pursuit of the 2030 Agenda in Sustainable Development Goals and Urban Resilience.