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Creating a Calgary that is more resilient in the face of stresses and shocks.

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Resilient Calgary

Creating a Calgary that is more resilient in the face of stresses and shocks.

The 100RC is a global network of cities working to address some of the biggest challenges facing cities. The City of Calgary was named part of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation in May 2016.

What is Resiliency?

Urban Resilience, as defined by 100RC, is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience. Our resilience is tied to learning, adapting and continually improving.

Some of the stresses and shocks that impact Calgary include:

Stresses
  1. Economic uncertainty
  2. Climate change
  3. Poverty/access to housing and homelessness
  4. Inequality and lack of social cohesion
  5. Lack of economic diversification
  6. Increased unemployment and poverty rates
Shocks
  1. Financial and economic crisis
  2. Extreme weather incidents: severe storms and riverine/rainfall flooding
  3. Cyber attack
  4. Drought
  5. Fentanyl crisis

 

Program Deliverables

Preliminary Resilience Assessment (PRA)

The PRA is a living document that summarizes the method and results of the activities carried out by The City’s resilience team to date. The assessment describes the city profile, the main stresses and shocks in Calgary, perceptions of stakeholders and the public and the inventory of actions already in place.

Four recommended discovery areas have been identified with one overarching theme that will serve as the basis for Calgary’s resilience strategy.

#ResilientYYC Agenda-Setting Workshop:

The #ResilientYYC Agenda-Setting Workshop was held on March 3, 2017. The day-long workshop created an initial forum to discuss Urban Resilience and focused on stresses and shocks that will inform the development of a strategy for a more resilient Calgary and region.

View the Agenda-Setting Workshop Findings (3.76 MB)

Key Dates

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Team Canada Sites

Contacts


Christine Arthurs
Director of Resilience & Infrastructure Calgary
(403) 268-8758


Lorna Wallace
Resilience Program Manager 
(403) 268-5269