CRPP has forged partnerships with all the major actors working on urban resilience, including donors, local governments and their networks, humanitarian organizations, UN agencies and academia.
One of our chief aims is to bring more cohesion and understanding around urban resilience thinking, in particular to local governments across the world. Partnerships therefore represent a significant advancement toward achieving that goal.
Medellín Collaboration on Urban Resilience
Supporting 4,000 cities globally and commiting more than US$2 billion annually towards advancing resilient urban development, UN-Habitat is a proud member of the Collaboration.
Since its launch at the 7th World Urban Forum in 2014, the Medellin Collaboration for Urban Resilience has provided knowledge and financial support to help cities become more resilient to natural hazards and disruptions caused by climate change and other risk drivers, including rapid urbanisation.
Barcelona Partnership on Urban Resilience
Barcelona has a strong commitment to building urban resilience both at home and abroad. In 2009, and as a response to different hazard-related episodes suffered in the past, Barcelona launched an integrative disaster risk management and failure prevention-focused program, based on stakeholder engagement and cross-departmental working groups.
The city was selected as one of the first 10 partner cities taking part in UN Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) and host its headquarters. Only recently, the Rockefeller Foundation selected Barcelona as one of the 100 Resilient Cities network, a position awarded to those cities who have demonstrated a commitment in building their own capacities to navigate the shocks and stresses of an increasingly complex urban environment.
The RESCCUE project, Resilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban Areas – a multisectorial approach focusing on water, aims to provide practical and innovative models and tools to end-users facing climate change challenges to build more resilient cities. The project will provide tools to assess urban resilience from a multisectorial approach, for current and future climate scenarios and including multiple hazards. This holistic approach to urban resilience will enable city managers and urban systems operators to decide the optimal investments to cope with future situations.
Global Alliance for Urban Crises
The Alliance promotes a vision of inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable cities and towns (as laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda) in which urban communities, their leaders and members have the power, capacities and resources to address the risks and reality of humanitarian crises, to mitigate crisis impacts on the most vulnerable and to enable affected people to determine, with dignity, the course of their lives and their futures.
We work with academic and research institutions to like applied research to on the ground practice. Our academic network spans continents and brings together the latest applied thinking on urban resilience and innovative practice.
Our work is supported by the European Union.