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Smart Cities are the Foundation of Resilient Cities

Submitted by Philip Bane on January 12, 2022

Smart Cities can become Resilient Cities

As reflected in our article about the definition of a smart city, a smart city leverages innovation, technology and data to improve livability, workability and sustainability. Resilience, which is understood as the ability of a community to survive and thrive shocks and stressors is not included in this definition. Our friends at the Resilient City Network define urban resilience as -

"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."

The Council as part of its Smart Cities Academy course modules have produced a module on Urban Resilience. The modules was sponsored by Johnson Controls International.

You can find the Resiliency Module here and download the course material below. If you want to gain credit towards your smart cities practitioner certificate maintenance, please contact us and tell us you want access to the Resiliency Learning Module.


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