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 #16 –  Co-Designing a Resilient Recovery in Cities

Speaker Series #16 – Co-Designing a Resilient Recovery in Cities

The sixteenth edition of Cities on the Frontline Series discussed the importance of prioritizing a resilient green recovery in cities as they face the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
Speaker Series #15 –  Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation

Speaker Series #15 – Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation

The fifteenth installment of the Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series involved four presentations addressing the need for climate resilience in urban sanitation.
North America Climate Resilience Program

North America Climate Resilience Program

Z Zurich Foundation (Foundation), Zurich North America (ZNA) and Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) are working together to increase city resilience and reduce risks to life and property due to shocks and stresses, particularly around the intersection of climate risk and social inequity. The North America Climate Resilience Program will operate in selected neighborhoods of US cities, with a focus on vulnerable populations. The program will result in implementable solutions that tackle social injustice and build resilience.
Urban Resilience Program

Urban Resilience Program

The Temasek Foundation Urban Resilience Program (TFURP), a joint collaboration between Temasek Foundation, Centre for Livable Cities, and Resilient Cities Network, is a project accelerator targeted at city leaders and practitioners.
Approaching Urban Waste Management Through a Resilience Lens

Approaching Urban Waste Management Through a Resilience Lens

Cities are home to over half of the global population and account for nearly three quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions, which means no climate target can be met without a deep transformation of urban centers across the globe towards a more inclusive, sustainable and, ultimately, resilient path.
Urban Ocean

Urban Ocean

The goal of the Urban Ocean program is to work with city leaders to bring new ideas, partners and resources together to solve interrelated problems around waste management. It provides the opportunity for ocean advocates and city leaders to join forces with other allies to develop comprehensive solutions that meet the needs and priorities of communities and other actors, to create real and lasting impact
Speaker Series #14 –  Private Sector Engagement In Urban Resilience

Speaker Series #14 – Private Sector Engagement In Urban Resilience

The fourteenth edition of the Cities on the Frontline Series delved into the role of Private Sector Engagement in Urban Resilience.
Speaker Series #13 –  Building Effective Food Systems for Cities

Speaker Series #13 – Building Effective Food Systems for Cities

The thirteenth edition of the Cities on the Frontline Series explored the challenges and opportunities towards developing resilient and equitable urban food systems. In the face of rapid urbanization and climate change, urban policymakers must urgently pursue food policies and investments that ensure steady and sustainable supplies of food products for urban residents, while preparing for challenges presented by disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic.