Theme: Cities and urban resilience

Amplifying Voices from Urban Informal Settlements: Governance and finance models that advance climate justice and urban resilience

COP27 Resilience Hub session

Knowledge into use awards | #Art4Resilience

GRP in collaboration with the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), through The Resilience Knowledge Coalition, is launching the “knowledge into use” awards in the lead-up to the Resilience Hub at COP27.

The City as a Laboratory – Urban Living Labs for Resilience Planning

Transitions Research hosted its first dialogue in the series Talking About Transitions on Urban Living Labs. This blog highlights some of the key takeaways from the event held in July 2022.

Urban Living Labs: Innovation for Resilience

This dialogue seeks to learn from the experiences of implementing Urban Living Labs to address climate risks and build urban resilience.

Waste is Wealth: The Untold Story of Esther Mirembe

The authors received a Catalytic Grant award at the Gobeshona Global Conference in 2021 to support collective learning to build resilience in informal settlements. Below they tell the story of Esther Mirembe.

Tapping the Potential: Actions of Race to Resilience Partners in MENA Region

Race to Resilience at the Middle East and North Africa Regional Climate Week

London Climate Action Week

Harnessing the power of London for Global Climate Action

Creating resilient cities amidst climate change, informality and migration

The Oxford Martin Programme on Informal Cities is studying informal neighbourhoods, economies, health and climate change in cities. A panel discussion with Michael Keith, Kazem Rahimi, Tim Schwanen and Susan Parnell discussed climate challenges and the urgent actions that academics, policy-makers and the global community can take. This blog was originally published on peak-urban.org.

Building heat resilience in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone, is taking the lead to grapple with extreme heat in this fast-expanding African city. This week Mayor Aki-Sawyerr has appointed a Chief Heat Officer, a city official focused on heat and protecting the well-being of city residents. Kathy Baughman McLeod reports from the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center.

Women Raise the Roof

Organisations like Mahila Housing Trust and Slum Dwellers International work with women to design safe, resilient housing solutions.