Cities consist of vast networks of individuals, institutions, and systems. The same networks are shaped by centuries-old structures that make deep collaborations and innovation within government agencies and across sectors all too rare. In the 21st Century, it is critical for cities to operate differently.
The City Resilience Strategy is one of the tools that enables 100RC member cities to transform and plan in this holistic and integrated direction. Each Resilience Strategy contains a series of initiatives, which address city-specific risks and opportunities. They enable a city to deliver a single project that achieves multiple benefits. Successful execution of these projects often requires a collaborative effort between citizens, and global and local partners from the private, non-profit and academic sectors.
As more and more cities prepare to take this important step, we want to share more about the process of developing an actionable Resilience Strategy, so that others can learn from this work.
To mark The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum, which convened in Kuala Lumpur from February 7-13, 2018, 100 Resilient Cities has launched two new resources: a Global Prospectus and an Asia Pacific Prospectus to highlight these initiatives as they move toward implementation.
The Prospectuses contain examples of some of these initiatives and the opportunities that are ripe for investment and collaboration. Of course, even within each region, the specific risks and contexts of cities can differ dramatically. However, the process of developing a Resilience Strategy is designed to at once address the similarities all cities share, while simultaneously allowing each city to plan for its specific conditions and capacity. These examples capture some of this range.
Explore them and learn more: