Tag: city resilience

Cities of the future are resilient: it’s all about the fine print

Melbourne takes the initiative and creates a first-in-Australia resilience strategy: what does that mean for other cities and towns? There are cities and there are cities.  Comparing cities is rarely particularly meaningful.  Even so, we like to do it and we like rankings and categories and all kinds of things that make distinctions about cities. …

Resilience in Context: the urban and the workplace

By Dr Peter Rogers In my previous post to the resilience reporter I flagged up some common themes. I also gestured towards the use of feedback from resilience-related projects in which I and others from the GRC are engaged. This is an ongoing effort to try and link research with practice in a public commentary…

Designing City Resilience summit to be held in June 16 and 17 in London

 City and resilience have now become inextricably linked.  City without resilience does not make sense and vice versa.  From Global Resilience Collaborative’s perspective the two day summit on city and resilience, which is coincides with London Festival of Architecture in June 2015 is a reassuring sign that resilience is taken seriously. It is with that…

Collaboration and city resilience

By Jelenko Dragisic, Founder – Global Resilience Collaborative The past decade has ushered in an era of resilience and collaboration as two pillars upon which the future of a city’s capacity to flourish may increasingly be dependent. The emergence of disruptive forces, be they technological, cultural, political or natural, has created an opportunity for an…

New cities study offer insight into resilience and competitiveness

A new report by WWF and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation says that integrating climate vulnerability, socio-economic sensitivity and adaptive capacity into urban planning can help cities become more resilient and businesses more competitive. The Phillippines may have bore the brunt of several extreme weather events such as typhoons and floods in recent…