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
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
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.