We are living in a complex world facing complex and imminent changes. Finding ways of enhancing the resilience of cities and communities is no longer an option but an imperative. However, doing so is not a simple task and there are no universal answers. The process of enhancing resilience is inextricably linked to local contexts – the local cultural, social, political and economic conditions and traditions. At the same time, it requires broader strategies that bring together local experiences and diverse knowledges, creating a shared vision and principles to guide collective action. Enabling collaboration and synergies – between people, initiatives and places – can lead to much more than any one single actor or initiative can achieve on their own.

Together we can make change happen.