City Resilience | 100 Resilient Cities

What is Urban Resilience?Urban Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.CHRONIC STRESSESStresses weaken the fabric of a city on a daily or cyclical basis.Examples include:high unemploymentovertaxed or inefficient public transportation systemendemic violencechronic food and water shortages.ACUTE SHOCKSAcute shocks are sudden, sharp events that threaten a city.Examples include:earthquakesfloodsdisease outbreaksterrorist attacks

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