Vancouver

Vancouver’s Resilience Journey

Vancouver’s scenic views, mild climate, and friendly citizens have earned it a reputation as one of the most livable cities in the world.

However, the city’s long-term health could be undermined by rising sea levels and earthquakes: models show that a 7.3 magnitude earthquake could damage or destroy hundreds of thousands of buildings, and cost thousands of lives. Cascading emergencies would include flooding, water shortages, fires, hazardous materials incidents, and long-term power outages. The Insurance Bureau of Canada has modeled economic impacts of up to $75 billion, impacting the city for years.

A number of factors contribute to Vancouver’s growing challenge to provide affordable housing. In addition to the construction of new replacement housing, focused rehabilitation and the implementation of an energy-efficient infrastructure program is needed to preserve aging rental units before loss of affordable housing leads to even higher residential real estate prices.

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Implementing Resilience beyond  Saving Lives and Protecting Property

Implementing Resilience beyond Saving Lives and Protecting Property

City will now develop resilience strategy to identify vulnerabilities and prepare to face challenges related to urbanization, drought and extreme heat August 31st, 2022- Monterrey, the second ...
IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities;  The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities; The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

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From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

City governments have multiple conflicting priorities related to shifting macro-economic trends and climate change while also creating safe and livable places for urban communities and ...

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