Building Climate Resilience in Cities Worldwide: 10 Principles to Forge a Cooperative Ecosystem

Building Climate Resilience

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Building Climate Resilience in Cities Worldwide: 10 Principles to Forge a Cooperative Ecosystem marks the fifth collaboration between Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and close partnership since 2011, both parties are committed to foster liveable cities that are dynamic, vibrant, cohesive, sustainable and resilient to challenges.

This publication provides a framework and practical guide for cities to enhance their climate resilience in cooperation with the private sector. It draws examples of coastal city strategies and investments in the United States, Europe, and Asia to document international best practices, propose principles for stronger public-private cooperation, and evaluate approaches that are transferable based on a city’s context or risk profile. Covering both municipal and business perspectives, with a focus on the built environment, real estate, finance, and insurance sectors, the research carries an eye toward mobilising funding and governance structures to effectively support climate resilience.

A series of workshops and roundtables – for the case study cities of Singapore, Hong Kong, Rotterdam, New York and Miami – with stakeholders from the government, industry, academia, and the non-profit sectors, as well as interviews with businesses on climate resilience strategies, were conducted to gather the insights.

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