The urgency of adapting to climate change is diminished. Worldwide people already face the consequences of flood risks or water scarcity. Especially in urban areas adapting to climate change is of the utmost importance. The number of people living in cities will only increase in the coming years. The concentration of people and assets means that the impact of natural disasters and a changing climate on society and the economy can be devastating. While national leaders often struggle with protracted negotiations, city leaders have started working on concrete projects.
Creating a resilient city means increasing the liveability and economic viability by making it more future and climate proof. There are many concepts and designs that fit a resilient cities approach. It all depends on the local situation what is most suitable. However, key elements of a resilient city are a holistic approach and the inclusion of all stakeholders like:
Building resilient means that challenges become opportunities.