CITY RESILIENCE Professional Working Group
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"Together We Stand, Divided We Fall.
Cities Now Need All Of Their Residents To Pull Together To Build Truly Resilient Cities"
As more and more people move to live in our cities, this growth in urbanisation now increases risk.
Additionally, increased natural and man made disasters require our cities to work together as a community to seek out effective processes and technologies to help build a city-wide culture for resilience.
ABOUT CITY RESILIENCE
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Dr Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation. Future in which individuals, companies and entire societies avert disaster by creating more dynamic, more resilient cities.
How ICT is allowing cities to better foresee, mitigate and adapt to disruptive events with infrastructure and through social skills development.
The Why, What, and How of 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, an innovative project seeking to select and work with 100 member cities in order to help them confront the increasing number of shock and stresses that challenge an ever-more urbanized world.
The City Resilience PWG has a mission to ultimately deliver tangible solutions and results for at least one UK city and this core requirement of the group requires the following strategic objective areas or sub groups to be managed by City Resilience PWG members to help realise this mission.
Our Raison d'être - Formulate the requirements of our cities to help them achieve effetive resilience (REQUIREMENTS), lobby government to ensure policy and laws support these needs (LEGISLATION), lobby the voluntary, emergency services, public and private sectors where we see needs for improvement (OPERATIONAL QUALITY), seek out resilience focussed community initiatives and look to connect these up and embrace the use of technology and big data to look for integrated and collaborative solutions to help address the city resilience challenges (PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION CITYWIDE).
Mission - To get the support of at least one UK city leader to help build the foundations and framework for a truly effective resilient city which will hope to publish proposed requirements for city resilience, influence appropriate upgrades to UK legislation respecting city resilience requirements, campaign for operational resilience effectiveness within city institutions and propose mechanisms to better integrate and collaborate with people and communities within cities by employing both people power and technology.
"Resilience Through Collaboration"
BACKGROUND TO CITY RESILIENCE
Produced by Arup to mark the occasion of the launch of Bristol as one of 100 resilient cities and featuring George Ferguson and others. This video considers the definition of resilience, what it means to be resilient and how cities can move towards this.
on Critical Challenges facing cities of the global south, Challenges within the IIHS curriculum framework. This is not the ARUP city resilience framework but it clearly demonstrates the need for a ground up approach and community involvement not the individual.
On 11 2014 April at the seventh World Urban Forum (WUF7) in Colombia, Arup launched The City Resilience Framework, a tool to understand the complexity of cities and the factors which contribute to resilience can be understood and measured in order to shape urban planning, practice and investment.
BUILDING THE RESILIENCE OF NATIONS AND COMMUNITIES TO DISASTERS
The HFA is a 10-year plan to make the world safer from natural hazards.
It was endorsed by the UN General Assembly in the Resolution A/RES/60/195 following the 2005 World Disaster Reduction Conference.