This session highlighted the reflection on the challenges and opportunities of compounding crises – pandemic and climate related crises, as well as the reflection on how cities are trying to address climate risks as they start to emerge from the pandemic.
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.
Launched in 2019, Resilient BoTu empowers the two adjoining neighborhoods, Bospolder and Tussendijken, to become the city’s first “resilient district,” by directing transformative infrastructure construction and social programs that help people manage debt, access education for both adults and children, find better employment, and improve their housing quality. The program is managed by a foundation they created for the purpose, and which prioritizes social impact and community leadership.
More than 60% of the metropolitan regions that will exist in 2050 have yet to even form. Cities around the world are going through a period of unprecedented growth and change. And it looks set to continue.
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.
This 2018 midterm monitoring and evaluation report sheds light on three of 100RC’s four core goals to date; and addresses features of the overall 100RC model and its organizational structure to update the Foundation on its investment, provide strategic insights to the program, and inform the broader resilience community about the current state of its outcomes.
This handbook is a compedium that offers: replicable innovations; shared tactical approaches and tools; market needs for resilience building; and access to fellow network experts
This 3-part document outlines: Resilience challenges and city priorities for recovery; Shocks and stresses; City priorities for recovery