Resilient Cities Are Tackling Climate, COVID, and Injustice

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Giving Compass’ Take:

• Cailin Crowe provides insight on the Resilient Cities Network, a comprehensive strategy to address COVID-19, climate danger, and systemic inequities.

• Why is it important to develop a network of resilient cities to weather the unprecedented challenged of COVID-19? What can you do to support collaborative climate initiatives in your own community?

• Read more about how cities can implement resilient tech solutions into their COVID-19 recovery efforts.


The Global Resilient Cities Network unveiled a new name, leadership and operational focus last week to promote more equitable communities and improve the ability for cities to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group is now dubbed Resilient Cities Network (RCN), dropping the word “global” to to create a “shorter, stronger name that captures our legacy of leadership embedded in the network,” a spokesperson wrote to Smart Cities Dive. RCN said it will focus on three priorities over the next two years through a “holistic resilience approach” that’s anticipated to benefit 220 million citizens globally:

  • Pursuing a resilient recovery that reinforces equity, promotes public-private partnerships,…



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