Cities around the world face an increase in disasters, climate change and other risks like the COVID-19 pandemic. The assumption of risk cannot be decentralized or assigned solely to one particular public service provider. Multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder local planning bodies need to be involved. It is critical that cities plan not only to reduce risk, but also to invest in resilience-building: enabling systems, services, and people to respond to the crisis, cope with shocks, and rebound.
Carole Gachacha discusses Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030), a cross-stakeholder initiative that aims to create city-to-city learning networks, inject technical expertise, and connect agencies from multiple layers.
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