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What Makes a City Resilient?

Matt Ball on March 11, 2014 - in Smart Cities

When it comes to addressing civic problems, one of today’s buzzwords is “resilience”. The United Nations office for disaster risk reduction recently launched a Making Cities Resilient programme; in Wisconsin, the Centre for Resilient Cities opened a research lab just last year.

At the Rockefeller Foundation, the 100 Resilient Cities project is highlighting urban hardiness around the world, while the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives is hosting its resilience series. Companies like Siemens are getting into the act, as are organisations like the World Bank. Books are being published, conferences are being held, and, around the world, resilience is being encouraged.

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