We live on an increasingly urbanizing planet. Research suggests that there is a direct connection between urbanization and growing disaster risk. Climate change places more demands on cities’ abilities to manage existing hazards and prepare for new risks.
Urban resilience has emerged as a promising approach in responding to the existing stressors and shocks while transforming management practices in a way that can increase cities’ capacity to respond to changing risk landscape.
In this feature, we take you on a global tour that highlights some of the inspiring examples of what urban resilience looks like on the ground.