Glasgow’s Resilience Strategy

Glasgow is one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC).

Through membership of the 100RC Network, Glasgow has developed a resilience strategy, Our Resilient Glasgow Strategy, that acts as a roadmap to greater resilience looking further into the 21st century. The strategy was developed with reference to the four essential dimensions of urban resilience: health and wellbeing, economy and society, infrastructure and environment, and leadership and strategy.

100 Resilient Cities describe 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 stresses and shocks they experience. The city’s Resilience Strategy addresses the acute shocks that any city can suddenly find itself facing, which are usually addressed through the emergency planning process; and longer-term chronic stresses and strains, which are experienced day-to-day over periods of years and decades.

To assess the city’s progress against its Resilience Strategy, a set of indicators has been developed. 

There is also a short animation that tells the story of the City’s resilience journey to date.

More information about the city’s resilience strategy, including the community engagement which went into shaping it, can be found on the ARUP website