Cities consist of vast networks of individuals, institutions, and systems. The same networks are shaped by centuries-old structures that make deep collaborations and innovation within government agencies and across sectors all too rare.

Posted on 100 Resilient Cities
By Bryna Lipper

In the 21st Century, it is financially and socially imperative for cities to operate differently. The City Resilience Strategy is one of the tools that propels 100 Resilient Cities member cities in this holistic and integrated direction. The City Resilience Strategy is the product of a six-to-nine month process during which a city develops a better understand of the challenges it faces; reviews its ability to address those challenges; and unites people, projects, and priorities, so that cities to collectively act on their resilience challenges.

The document that is produced at the end of this process is not a master plan, but rather an expression of the cities priority’s for building resilience.

Cities around the world, from New York and Medellin to Melbourne and Rotterdam have produced their first-ever resilience strategies. As more and more cities prepare to take this important step, we want to share more about the process of developing a sound resilience strategy, so that other can learn from this work.

One of the core principles in the Strategy Development Process is to avoid reinventing the wheel, building on the existing activities, processes and projects that are already underway.

Read entire article How to Develop a Resilience Strategy | Bryna Lipper | 100 Resilient Cities

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