Yiwu joins “resilience club”
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.