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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Cities for a Resilient Recovery: Emerging Data 2

Cities for a Resilient Recovery: Emerging Data 2

This 3-part document outlines: Resilience challenges and city priorities for recovery; Shocks and stresses; City priorities for recovery
Cities for a Resilient Recovery: Emerging Data 3

Cities for a Resilient Recovery: Emerging Data 3

This 3-part document outlines: Gaps and city demand; Gaps cities face in building out recovery plans and strategies; City demand for support
Resilient cities in Latin America: Reflections on World Population Day

Resilient cities in Latin America: Reflections on World Population Day

On World Population Day, now more than ever, there is a need to embed resilience in Latin American cities to deliver supra-sectorial, holistic and efficient solutions that can benefit more people as cities’ populations continue to grow.
We cannot afford to wait

We cannot afford to wait

As we fight this pandemic globally, climate change remains one of the world’s top challenges. In a world facing climate change and a global health crisis, clean water, safe sanitation, and improved hygiene has never been more important.
Singapore’s experience of COVID-19: The first wave

Singapore’s experience of COVID-19: The first wave

This article is an effort to put pen to paper and summarize Dr. Jeremy Lim's thoughts thus far on what Singapore has done and what lessons or experiences may be relevant to other countries.
How did Huangshi and Wuhan in China spark a Resilient Cities Network response?

How did Huangshi and Wuhan in China spark a Resilient Cities Network response?

The Network's response to Covid-19 started in January, just before the Lunar New Year. Instead of exchanging season greetings with Huangshi, located near Wuhan, the local resilience team shared their experience with a new virus.
How cities are fighting COVID-19 with an eye on the future

How cities are fighting COVID-19 with an eye on the future

Emergency crisis management is the top priority for cities in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis. But, providing financial lifelines, emergency food supplies and housing for those at risk needs to be high on the list.
Cities must prepare for a new post-pandemic normal

Cities must prepare for a new post-pandemic normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has called our society and way of life into crisis. Governments, the economy, and human relations have been shaken. There is no going back to how we used to live, and we should prepare for a new post-pandemic normal.