Together with The Resilience Shift we aim to make resilience tangible and relevant. Every week for four months through the Covid-19 pandemic we spoke with five Chief Resilience Officers and seven CEOs to follow their work as leaders during a crisis. Read the report here.
Cities generated 2.01 billion tons of solid waste in 2016, a number that is projected by the World Bank to climb to 3.4 billion tons in 2050, driven by rapid urbanization and expanding urban wealth. Too much waste creates health concerns and degrades the environment. It also represents a significant economic loss, resources that Cities could use to support their most vulnerable.
Water is the lifeblood of a city. Too much is just as dangerous as not enough, and from Cape Town to Byblos, Jakarta to Chennai, climate change demands that any city that wants to survive has to learn to manage and live with water. To be resilient and thriving requires a comprehensive, forward-looking approach to water management that builds on the city’s people, making them a part of the plan and the solution. Water is a significant focus for Resilient Cities Network and our member cities’ efforts to adapt to and mitigate the causes and effects of climate change.
Cape Town, South Africa responded quickly to the resilience test by COVID-19 using the lessons it had learned during the water crisis it experienced in 2017 and 2018, focusing attentions on the most vulnerable, and making the biggest investment in the city’s healthcare system in 20 years, all in the span of two months.
This handbook is a practical guide for community entrepreneurs and urban practitioners interested in understanding how their peers are measuring social cohesion.
Independent Evaluation Finds 100 Resilient Cities Moving Transformation in Cities Across The Globe
This report shares 100RC’s knowledge about what it takes to catalyze an urban resilience movement, including what 100RC has learned about building urban resilience, actions that member cities are taking to build their resilience within specific sectors.
The City Resilience Index (CRI) builds on extensive research undertaken by Arup to establish an accessible, evidence-based definition of urban resilience, which culminated in the City Resilience Framework (CRF) in April 2014. The CRF provides a holistic articulation of city resilience, structured around four dimensions and 12 goals that are critical for the resilience of our cities.
This 3-part document outlines: Resilience challenges and city priorities for recovery; Shocks and stresses; City priorities for recovery