July 17, 2019

How Can We Improve Urban Resilience with Open Data?

by Jean-Noé Landry, Keira Webster, Bianca Wylie, Pamela Robinson

Improve urban resilience with open data - recommendations and implementation approaches for policy makers.

The Rockefeller Foundation defines urban resilience as: “The capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience” (Rockefeller Foundation, 2016).

Urban resilience is a complex topic, and one that is inherently dynamic. A large part of the work in urban resilience is focused around issues that are constantly changing and evolving, such as migration patterns, employment trends, natural disasters, demographics, climate change, industrial developments and disease. The time is right to bring the open data community and the urban resilience sector...

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