Yiwu joins “re­silience club”

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China’s Yiwu City stood out among 325 new city ap­pli­cants from more than 80 coun­tries in this year’s 100 Re­silience Cities qual­i­fi­ca­tion tri­als and suc­cess­fully joined the ICR net­work. “A global cen­tre of small com­mod­ity trad­ing, Yiwu seeks to in­te­grate and sup­port a grow­ing in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity while ad­dress­ing risks from rain­fall flood­ing and other nat­u­ral dis­as­ters”.

Ear­lier this year, Haiyan County in Ji­ax­ing joined the hall of fame as the third Chi­nese city to con­nect with ICR, fol­low­ing Huang­shi (in Hubei Prov­ince) and Deyang (in Sichuan Prov­ince).

Pro­posed in 2013 and de­vel­oped by Arup with sup­port from the Rock­e­feller Foun­da­tion, The City Re­silience Frame­work pro­vides a lens to un­der­stand the com­plex­ity of cities and the driv­ers that con­trib­ute to their re­silience, and a com­mon lan­guage that en­ables cities to share knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ences. The pro­gramme aims to sup­port cities world­wide in all so­cial and eco­nomic en­deav­ours against new chal­lenges in the 21st cen­tury.

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