In many regions of the world, cities are growing rapidly and without proper planning or consideration of basic services and human rights. From earthquakes and flooding to rapid immigration and cyber-attacks, unplanned cities are more vulnerable to shock and stresses, both natural and human-made.
UN-Habitat’s urban resilience work supports local governments and their communities to plan-out risk and build-in resilience-thinking. A resilient city assesses, plans and acts to prepare for and respond to hazards, sudden and slow-onset, expected and unexpected. As a result, these urban settlements are better able to protect and enhance people’s lives, secure development gains, foster an investible environment, and drive positive change.
One of several UN-Habitat global programs addressing sustainable urban development and; following the Habitat III Conference in 2016, implementing the New Urban Agenda, the City Resilience Profiling Program (CRPP) is headquartered in the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. CRPP provides tools for measuring and increasing the resilience of human settlements to multi-hazard impacts.