Let’s close the gap on resilient cities
By re-thinking conditions for life in our cities, we can create liveable and resilient communities. Let’s co-create societies where people and nature flourish.
Enabling conditions for life to thrive
The world faces increased urbanisation and population rates. At the same time, most cities are unprepared for the consequences of climate change.
By re-thinking conditions and actively designing for life to thrive, we can create resilient and liveable communities.
in economic benefits can be delivered globally by 2030 by adapting to climate change (GCA, 2019)
- : 4 in 5
cities worldwide are currently at risk from extreme weather (CDP, 2022)
- : 40%
higher risk of depression is what people living in cities face compared to rural populations (UD/MH, 2010)
- : 100 million
people could be forced into extreme poverty by 2030 without equitable climate strategies (WBG, 2016)
How can nature based solutions safeguard cities against flooding and heatwaves?
How can we ensure society develops in a way that is fair, inclusive and socially cohesive?
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Designing urban infrastructure to be resilient and liveable
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Accommodating growth and liveability in Toronto
Rapid population expansion is often detrimental to urban liveability. The new sustainable neighbourhood of Downsview in Toronto steps up to the challenge through a combined focus on people, place, and nature.
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