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
- 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.
- Clear leadership and management
- Strategic and integrated approaches are taken by leaders
- Public sector has the right skills
- Government is open and transparent
- Society is inclusive and cohesive
- Citizens’ networks in communities are active
- Neighbourhood is safe
- Citizens enjoy healthy lives
Resilient Cities Framework presentation (pdf)
- Ecosystem is sound and diverse
- Infrastructure can meet basic needs
- Adequate natural resources are available
- Coherent policy towards land use
HOW IS RESILIENCE MEASURED?
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.