What is Urban Resilience?

Cities experience pressures and stresses, sudden and shocking as well as chronic. The most urgent challenges facing our society range from climate change, urbanization and aging cities to disruptive technologies. They are all impacting the functionality of our cities and regions. All cities must maintain itsfunctionality during these stresses. If we fail, the cost of a city out of order is far beyond the obvious direct costs. Cancelled and delayed meetings, deliveries, surgeries, transportation etc. all add up to a greater total loss. By investing in urban resilience, with smart and sustainable solutions, we are creating added value in daily. Working with urban resilience enables great savings and creates co-benefits for us all.