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. There are 4 areas that drive resilience: economy, governance, society and environment. 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.