Sasso Barisano, Matera, Italy – Copyright Fiona McLean. Instagram: @fionamcleanphoto.

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.

Quelimane, Mozambique

Copenhagen, Denmark

Bologna, Italy

Isle de Jean Charles band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe, Louisiana, US

Montreal, Canada

La presqu’île de Dakar face aux catastrophes: cas des inondations

Bergen, Norway