Cities are growing rapidly. Urban areas are adding 1.4 million people every week, and more than half of the land projected to be urban by 2030 has not yet been developed. The decisions that cities make now about land use, investment, and infrastructure will cast a long shadow, affecting resilience for years to come. By helping cities avoid losses, and citizens avoid sliding into poverty, improved urban resilience can safeguard development gains for future generations.
Reducing urban risk