ABOUT CITIES FOR A RESILIENT RECOVERY
Cities for a Resilient Recovery (C2R) is a coalition of cities and resilience practitioners committed to taking leadership, to embedding resilience in recovery, and to supporting each other through the recovery planning process by sharing knowledge, providing subject matter expertise, and facilitating both individual and collective action.
The Global Resilient Cities Network and its community of Chief Resilience Officers have launched an open, participatory, and collaborative platform where cities (within and outside of the Network) can exchange knowledge and learning, take stock of the current situation, and identify key actions and initiatives to address the impacts of the crisis and further future-proof their systems in the face of global challenges.
WHY WE SUPPORT CITIES IN THEIR RECOVERY
For the last six years cities of the Global Resilient Cities Network have been working to integrate resilience thinking into their day-to-day city operations through the appointments of Chief Resilience Officers and the development of resilience plans. A capacity and knowledge they are now utilizing and building upon, as Chief Resilience Officers are taking an active role in their cities’ efforts to fight COVID-19 and are particularly involved in the recovery phase.
Cities are fighting the pandemic against the backdrop of multiple existing shocks and stresses and emerging vulnerabilities while striving to put equity, economy, and climate action at the center of their approaches. To address the lack of data, funding, and municipal capacity cities across the Global Resilient Cities Network havearticulated demand for strengthening collective knowledge sharing, support in their recovery planning through place-based and people-centered methods, and access to international partners to provide support in priority themes.