Toolkit for Resilient Cities: Infrastructure, Technology and Urban Planning

White paper: Toolkit for Resilient Cities

Across the globe, governments, business and communities are seeing an ever-increasing frequency of extreme weather-related events. These events are playing out against a backdrop of global population growth and urbanization, leading to a complex knot of interrelated pressures.

 

In emerging and established cities alike, these trends are changing the spatial pattern of risk and radically altering perceptions of whether a city is ‘safe’ or ‘well prepared’. Cities have a tremendous challenge to maintain social well-being and economic vitality in the face of these complex, uncertain and constantly changing risks.