Over the past decade, resilience has been gaining ever greater prominence in the international development discourse, emerging as one of the core principles of sustainable urban development in the post-MDGs framework. Between 2015 and 2016, resilience featured as an important theme across six major global agendas: notably the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the World Humanitarian Summit Commitments to Action and the New Urban Agenda.
From February 16th–18th, the city of Puebla, Mexico hosted Smart City Expo Puebla, bringing together over 80 businesses and 36 Latin American Countries under the common goal of a more sustainable, healthy and equitable future for Mexican and Latin American cities. As part of the event, the Smart City World Expo Congress featured over 100 speakers.
The CRPP is delivering the following four accomplishments:
Barcelona 2 November 2015—UN-Habitat through its City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) joined three other sister organisations to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations at an event held recently at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.
Barcelona, 27 May 2015 – UN-Habitat, the International Association Recycling Cities Network (RECNET), and The Institute for Risk Management and Climate Change (IDIGER) have signed a Statement of Cooperation outlining the City of Bogotá as the first of a series of Andean Cities to engage in application of the resilience profiling tools and approaches to measure urban resilience.
Barcelona, 12 July 2014: The first meeting of UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) took place earlier this month with four member cities meeting in Spain.
The Programme brought together representatives from Beirut, Concepción-Talcahuano, Wellington, and the host city, Barcelona, to hold the inaugural workshop and assess how they are progressing in the development and completion of the City Resilience Profiling Tool.
Barcelona, 3 June 2014: UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme and the Autonomous University of Barcelona’s School of Engineering have announced a new collaboration to work together in the design and construction of software to increase cities’ resilience to disasters.
One of the main objectives of this collaboration is transforming the City Resilience Profiling Tool into a more robust and user friendly Web Application with greater potential.
The City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) focuses on providing national and local governments with tools for measuring and increasing resilience to multi-hazard impacts, including those associated with climate change. Working through partnerships with stakeholders including international agencies such as UNISDR, academic and research institutes, private sector actors, and NGOs, the CRPP will develop a comprehensive and integrated urban planning and management approach for profiling and monitoring the resilience of any city to all plausible hazards.