Regional development

Resilient Cities

 

Resilient cities are cities that have the ability to absorb, recover and prepare for future shocks (economic, environmental, social & institutional). Resilient cities promote sustainable development, well-being and inclusive growth.  The OECD is investigating how cities can increase their resilience. 
  


4 AREAS THAT DRIVE RESILIENCE

Economy

  • A diverse number of industries
  • A dynamic economy to generate growth
  • Conditions allow innovation to take place
  • People have access to employment, education, services, skills training.

 

Governance

  • Clear leadership and management
  • Strategic and integrated approaches are taken by leaders
  • Public sector has the right skills
  • Government is open and transparent

 

Society
  • Society is inclusive and cohesive
  • Citizens’ networks in communities are active
  • Neighbourhood is safe
  • Citizens enjoy healthy lives

 

Environment

  • Ecosystem is sound and diverse
  • Infrastructure can meet basic needs
  • Adequate natural resources are available
  • Coherent policy towards land use

 

HOW IS RESILIENCE MEASURED?

OECD

 

A FRAMEWORK ON RESILIENT CITIES


The report on the OECD Resilient Cities project is structured into 4 sections:

  • A framework for resilient cities. It provides a working definition of a resilient city, the drivers of resilience in order to better identify what resilience looks like in an urban context, and the policy mechanisms that could be of benefit. 
  • The indicators of resilience.
  • The policy actions taken by city governments, as well as their collaboration with national governments.
  • Experiences of case studies of cities in building their resilience.

 Case studies

 

Contact

Taku Honiden
Head of Division, Regional Policies for Sustainable Development, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism

taku.honiden@oecd.org

Documents

National Policy Frameworks on Resilient Cities (pdf)

Energy and Resilient Cities (pdf) 

   

 

 

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