A Resilient City is prepared to absorb and recover from any shock or stress while maintaining its essential functions, structures, and identity; adapting and thriving in the face of continual change.

Examples of the change cities face include natural and industrial disasters, environmental emergencies, economic shocks,  climate change impacts, drastic
demographic changes and other unforeseen challenges.

Building resilience requires identification and assessment of hazard risks, reducing vulnerability and exposure, and increasing resistance, adaptive capacity, and emergency preparedness.

ICLEI Africa's Projects: Resilient City

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