Glasgow’s Resilience Journey

The city of Glasgow released its Resilience Strategy on September 1, 2016. Explore the strategy here.

Glasgow’s Resilience Story

Glasgow is a city in transformation. While its legacy as a post-industrial city presents unique challenges, the city has made considerable strides and is now an exemplar of sustainability in Europe. A healthier environment for its citizens, a vibrant arts community, and a diversifying economy continue to contribute to Glasgow’s growing resilience to shocks and stresses.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Aging Population
  • Climate Change
  • Crime / Violence
  • Displaced Populations / Migrants
  • Energy Insecurity
  • Financial / Economic Crisis
  • Fire
  • Hazardous Materials Accident
  • Inadequate Educational Systems
  • Inadequate Health Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Insecure Municipal Finances
  • Population Growth / Overpopulation
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Riot / Civil Unrest
  • Severe Storms
  • Shifting Macroeconomic Trends
  • Traffic Injuries
  • Urban Blight

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer

Glasgow's CRO

Duncan Booker is acting CRO for Glasgow and manager for Sustainable Glasgow, which is the city’s multi-sectoral partnership for driving its sustainability ambitions. He has worked on policy development in local government for more than twenty years in a range of areas, including public health, equalities and social policy. He previously served as an advisor to the Leader of the Council and in that role he secured the Leader’s agreement for Glasgow to submit its successful bid to be one of the first members of the 100RC network.

Duncan has been Deputy to Alastair Brown, who was Europe’s first CRO, since Glasgow joined the 100RC network. He has regularly reported on the city’s resilience work to local committees and working groups. In a former role he was the lead officer for Glasgow’s membership of the World Health Organisation European Healthy Cities Network, so has a strong track record in supporting multi-national city partnerships.

Duncan was an undergraduate at The Queen’s College, Oxford, from which he was awarded a First in Philosophy, Politics & Economics. He followed that with a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow, which explored the nature of moral value experience through a phenomenological approach. He is an active participant in a number of local civic organisations and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His proudest achievement – and most direct personal experience of resilience – is in raising his two children as a single parent.

Snapshot of Glasgow

  • 592,820

    POPULATION AS OF 2011

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  • Crime / Violence
  • Displaced Populations / Migrants
  • Energy Insecurity
  • Financial / Economic Crisis
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  • Hazardous Materials Accident
  • Inadequate Educational Systems
  • Inadequate Health Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure
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  • Population Growth / Overpopulation
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Riot / Civil Unrest
  • Severe Storms
  • Shifting Macroeconomic Trends
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