Cities on the Frontline: Urban Violence - Intervening for Equity
Sep 08, 2022
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many North American cities are facing higher rates of violence across the board. On one hand, violence plays the role of a chronic stressor and is linked to systemic and racial inequities that permeate our cities. On the other, it is also an acute shock, a traumatic event from which urban communities must find ways to recover and rebuild, as we've seen in the wake of the wave of mass shootings that have shaken American cities in recent months. In both cases, violence has a direct link to community resilience and to the ability of communities to weather other shocks and stressors. This tenth session Cities on the Frontline 2022, jointly organized by Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank, brings you a conversation initiated and led by the R-Cities' Racial Equity in Resilience Community of Practice (CoP) about the impact of community violence on urban resilience. We will share the ways in which our member cities are rethinking their approaches to violence intervention as they strive to shape more resilient and equitable communities.