Greening the grey in Washington DC – a resilience success story

September 4, 2020 Get Resilient 0

By Amanda Rycerz, Will Bugler, Lydia Messling, and Georgina Wade for Resilience Shift. The pioneering infrastructure project to upgrade Washington DC’s combined sewer system used green infrastructure to reduce capital cost and build resilience to […]

Batman’s Gotham City provides test case for community resilience model

January 9, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Anne Manning, Colorado State University If a community is resilient, it can withstand and recover from an unanticipated disaster, like an earthquake, fire or flood. But since every disaster and every community is unique, a […]

Resilience and the fragile city

January 5, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: John de Boer United Nations University Over the past 40 years, the urban population in lower income and fragile countries has increased by an astonishing 326 percent. Continuing population growth and urbanisation are projected to add another […]

How can cities bank on climate change?

June 14, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributors: Andrew Eil & Stacy Swann, Climate Finance Advisors, BLLC A few weeks ago, the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100 RC) program is convening nearly 500 urban resilience leaders from cities around the world, including […]

Urban resilience in a land of flood and drought

April 3, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler India has a tempestuous relationship with water. The seasonal monsoon winds drive dramatic changes to the country’s weather systems, blowing in wet weather from the south-west, or dry from the north-east. The […]

Five ways to build inclusive cities

December 13, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Gaelle Gourmelon Striking with indiscriminate intensity, Hurricane Matthew blew through the Caribbean and the eastern United States in late September. The Category 4 storm ploughed the U.S. Gulf Coast with winds as high as […]

Lessons from the Chennai floods: Local businesses are uniquely equipped to help during disaster

November 25, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Anu Jogesh A year ago this month, heavy rains off the southeast coast of India set off a chain of events that resulted in one of the costliest disasters of 2015. Floods ravaged parts of Tamil […]

City supply networks: The climate risk bubble that could undermine urban resilience

June 21, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler To its inhabitants a city can feel like an island. If you are one of the many billions of people who live and work in a large conurbation, then you might know […]

The ethical city: an idea whose time has come

February 13, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Brendan FD Barrett Globally, there is intense discussion about the future of urban life through the World Urban Campaign. The central proposition is that: “… the battle for a more sustainable future will be […]

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