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. A preliminary version of the Resilient Cities report was launched on 21 June 2016.
  


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

 

Resilient Cities Framework presentation (pdf)

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

 

Meetings 2016

April - Final report presentation, Paris, OECD

June - Launch, Lisbon, June 2016 

Documents

National Policy Frameworks on Resilient Cities (pdf)

Energy and Resilient Cities (pdf) 

Contact

Setsuko Saya
Head of Division, Regional Policies for Sustainable Development, Public Governance and Territorial Development
setsuko.saya@oecd.org

 

 

 

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