• Designing neighbourhoods with residents

    Designing neighbourhoods with residents

    With cities across Australia experiencing rapid urban growth, meaningful collaboration between developers and residents is critical to building resilient neighbourhoods that truly meet residents’ needs. Connected communities and neighbourhoods are the building blocks of resilient cities. People who feel connected are more likely to pull together in good times, and in bad. That’s why we’re pleased to announce our partnerships …Read more.
  • 100 Resilient Cities marks five years

    100 Resilient Cities marks five years

    What are cities doing now to address the challenges of the future? Earlier this month 100 Resilient Cities celebrated its five-year anniversary. In this time more than 80 cities around the globe have appointed chief resilience officers, and 40 of these cities have released strategies to build a more connected, adaptable and resilient world. Share reflections from our global network.Read more.
  • Can you futureproof your business?

    Can you futureproof your business?

    After an acute shock, one third of affected businesses (SMEs) close and never reopen. Join us at Melbourne Knowledge Week to hear about our innovative business models action, which helps SMEs understand, and prepare for, their biggest challenges.Read more.
  • Water and our city’s resilience

    Water and our city’s resilience

    Ever considered what resilience means for our city’s urban water cycle? Thursday 22 March is World Water Day, and as city dwellers, we’ve been reflecting on our dependency on urban water — namely its safe supply, sewerage and drainage. But with a growing population, increasing pressures from climate change and changing rainfall patterns, we need to build resilience into Melbourne’s …Read more.
  • What makes a community thrive?

    What makes a community thrive?

    We’ve been exploring how developments across our city shape our community connections and the way we engage with our neighbours, in good times and in bad. In late January we had the opportunity to visit some of our city’s leading innovative housing initiatives, namely Nightingale, WestWyck Ecovillage, Property Collectives and Murundaka. We heard some great insights on participatory development models …Read more.
  • A resilient Melbourne: marking our progress in 2017

    A resilient Melbourne: marking our progress in 2017

    We hosted our first ever Open House on 11 December as part of the Mayors and CEOs meeting to showcase our partner organisations and their contributions to building a resilient Melbourne.Read more.
  • What would you do in a heatwave?

    What would you do in a heatwave?

    The spring heatwave that’s hit many parts of Australia’s east coast this year is a timely reminder that periods of extreme heat are becoming more frequent, hotter and longer. Higher than average maximum temperatures experienced in Victoria in September are a reminder for all of us that building resilience into our infrastructure, energy supply, and particularly our vulnerable communities, is …Read more.
  • Building resilient communities together

    Building resilient communities together

    We’ve been following the intensity and impacts of powerful hurricanes and earthquakes that have devastated small islands and major cities in the past few weeks. Our heartfelt thoughts are with the people affected by these tragic circumstances. We’re no strangers to disasters in Victoria; they have an enormous impact on so many in our community, and are a reminder of …Read more.
  • Resilient Melbourne Annual Report – A look back at our first year

    Resilient Melbourne Annual Report – A look back at our first year

    We are pleased to share the Resilient Melbourne Delivery Office’s first Annual Report. It tracks our early progress against the objectives in our strategy, and shows where we are heading in the coming year. In an exciting first year, we have focused on transitioning from strategy development to implementation. We’ve established our foundations in governance, systems and resources, which are …Read more.
  • Sharing resilience innovations and solutions

    Sharing resilience innovations and solutions

    The movement to build resilience across our cities and communities continues to grow, locally and internationally. Read on to learn more about the recent 100 Resilient Cities Global Summit, hosted by the City of New York last month. We’re pleased to report progress on our actions, namely a new pilot project for Melbourne’s small businesses as well as the winners …Read more.

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