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Do you think your neighbourhood has the same, more or fewer problems than other areas in the city?

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Glasgow is a thriving, inclusive and resilient city. We celebrate innovation, production and culture. Our future city is a fair society where all Glaswegians can enjoy the best possible health and wellbeing, and have the opportunities they need to flourish.

What is City Resilience?

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. Resilience is about building a stronger and more adaptable future for all Glaswegians.

What is 100 Resilient Cities (100RC)?

The Rockefeller Foundation marked its centenary in 2013 by inviting bids from cities around the world to be part of a network of 100 Resilient Cities. Glasgow submitted an application for membership of the network in October 2013. Glasgow was amongst 400 cities whose bids were assessed by a panel of internationally respected judges. The bid was successful and Glasgow’s status in the first tranche of 32 cities was announced in December 2013. Since then, another 68 cities have joined the network.

This award has allowed Glasgow to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer, Alastair Brown, to lead the development of a resilience agenda for our city. It has provided benefits from engaging with peer cities from around the world.

Our Challenges

Glasgow is a resilient city, it has an extraordinarily rich history characterised by unshakeable strength and continuous reinvention in the face of shocks and stresses. Following the industrial revolution, the city took steps to diversify its economy and build a more attractive place its citizens. Moving into the future Glasgow faces different challenges, including climate change and economic uncertainty which must be addressed to ensure we become a more resilient city.


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