Below are just a few examples of aspects and elements of urban resilience in the world's cities. An associated new website will be launched in 2023 that will provide many more stories and examples of successful implementation of urban resilience in cities and towns...
Everyone cycles in Amsterdam (as they do in most cities and towns in the Netherlands). How did the "world capital of cycling" come to be so?
Paris is embarking on a bold strategy to change itself, to become a "15-minute city", to create a more inclusive approach to bring a greener take on its spaces.
New Yorkers found life tough in 2020.
One of the things they have appreciated is taking back the streets. They are now trying to see if they can keep it this way.
City Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr is a vocal supporter of the Global Green New Deal as a solution to tackle inequality and the climate crisis together.
Threatened with rising sea levels, and the possibility of their island being submerged by 2100, the Maldives has embarked on an ambitious new city, raised from the ocean.
A new city is being created in Borneo, Indonesia, to replace Jarkarta, a smog-filled city of 30 million people that is sinking into the ground.
Africa's most populous city is also one of its most vulnerable to sea level rise and floods. How is it planning to "stay afloat", from its buildings to its transport?
Singapore is arguably already a sustainable city, with 5.5 million people in 719 square kilometres of land. Their Sustainability strategy details more.
Shanghai is evolving fast. It recently became the world's most connected city, and recently a blueprint for 2035 was unveiled (with lots of green spaces).
Buenos Aires faces many challenges linked to social and economic inequality. How can it close the gap between rich and poor and ensure cooperative resilience?
Located approximately 16km north of Jerusalem in the West Bank, the city was originally established in the mid-1500s. How is it addressing the future?
The future of London is being developed in a collaborative effort by its boroughs and the private sector having a strong network to share knowledge.
In 2012 Copenhagen launched a plan to become the world’s first carbon-neutral capital city by 2025. It’s on target and remains a benchmark.
Uruguay creates more than 97 per cent of its electricity from renewables. The capital city, Montevideo, is at the heart of its sustainability efforts.
Vancouver has the lowest per-head greenhouse-gas emissions of any city in North America. It also has a strong city resilience program.
Hong Kong, the world's capital of tall buildings, is turning up the dial on high-rise sustainable design, as the city aims for net-zero emissions by 2050.
Oslo is justifiably one of the best examples of good sustainability policies turning into concrete action, with full community support.
LA2050 is a community-guided initiative toward a vision for the future of Los Angeles focused on five goals and tracked via 65+ regional progress metrics.
Around the world, C40 cities are taking bold climate action, leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future.
This network brings together over 200 Chief Resilience Officers, partners, practitioners, and researchers for a common goal - to optimise city resilience around the world.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experiences, establishing mutually reinforcing city-to-city learning networks, injecting technical expertise, connecting multiple layers of government and building partnerships.
The WEF has a dedicated section for cities and urbanisation...
Which factors determine whether a city makes it onto the list of the world’s fastest growing cities? In the latest in a series focusing on the transition to a predominantly urban world, David Satterthwaite takes a closer look.
Transitioning to zero-carbon transport globally is essential to keep climate change in check. Yet five years after the Paris Climate Agreement, transport emissions are still rising. Our current environment is not helping.
The RMI helps cities shape critical policy at the state, provincial, and national levels.
Maplecroft's Cities@Risk series ranks the world’s 576 largest urban centres on their exposure to a range of environmental and climate-related threats. 99 of the world’s 100 riskiest cities are in Asia, including 37 in China and 43 in India.
This piece by the UN Environment program describes how cities can play a vital part in greening the world economy.
Cities with Nature is an initiative that recognises and enhances the value of nature in and around cities across the world. It provides a shared platform for cities and their partners to engage and connect, working with shared commitment towards a more sustainable urban world.
Contrary to popular belief, living in densely populated cities can offer many health benefits – even during a pandemic.
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