About Resilient Melbourne

People are at the heart of all cities. A resilient Melbourne will draw on the strengths of our diverse communities and geographies, to pursue our shared interests, embrace our differences and be stronger together. We will help communities prepare for change and whatever the future may hold. We will work today, tomorrow and together, towards a viable, sustainable, liveable and prosperous Melbourne

Strategy

Australia’s first city resilience strategy

Melbourne’s first resilience strategy was endorsed by the City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee on 17 May 2016. It is the first resilience strategy produced by any Australian city; and is the result of the work of more than 1,000 individuals from 230 organisations, Melbourne’s 32 local councils, and many Victorian Government departments.

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Strategy Actions


The actions in this strategy are all directly supported by Resilient Melbourne. While implementation of some actions will be led by the Resilient Melbourne Delivery Office, others will be led by partners across community, academic and business sectors, as well as local and state government agencies.

By working together on these actions, partners will improve Melbourne’s collective resilience and will learn by doing; delivering tangible benefits for Melbourne’s communities while simultaneously generating new knowledge on how best to build resilience.

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News

Reflecting on 2016, preparing for 2017

It’s been a year of surprises and uncertainties across the world, which makes it even more important for cities to work with citizens to be unified and plan better for the future.

The global commitment to sustainable urban development was invigorated by the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the successful Habitat III meeting in Quito. And two of the world’s leading urban organisations, 100 Resilient Cities and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, last month announced a formal partnership to jointly advance efforts in resilience building and action on climate change.

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100 Resilient Cities


Resilient Melbourne is part of the global challenge 100 Resilient Cities.
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation – is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cities around the world build resilience to the economic, social and physical challenges that are increasingly part of the 21st century.

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