Summary
A strategy, as part of a global movement, to enhance city resilience for London.

Key Points:

  • Outlook:
    • The strategy focuses specifically on the long-term resilience challenges facing London from now to 2050.
    • Putting resilience at the centre of policy making for London.
  • Vision by 2050:
    • Beginning with resilient citizens actively participating in city life.
    • A city capable of adapting to changing social and economic vulnerabilities and local needs.
    • Possesses the agility to develop resilience measures that can address long-term stresses, turning future challenges into opportunities.
    • Can mobilise collective intelligence to improve societal wellbeing for current and future generations.
    • Can continuously prepare and develop in the face of all types of disruptive shock with resilience a part of day-to-day thinking and actions.
  • Action points (x21):
    • People
      • First Aid – to provide first aid education to Londoners, enabling resilience and preparedness in an emergency.
      • Extreme Heat Management – establishing a network of cool spots to help Londoners deal with high temperatures during summer heatwaves.
      • Using Water Sustainably – promoting decreased water wastage.
      • Food Security – to mitigate food insecurity by understanding London’s food supply and the impacts of its disruption.
      • Community Risk Communication – to build resilience in communities by developing ways of communicating risks to the public.
      • Scenario Planning and Theatre – using culture and theatre to collectively prepare for emergencies.
    • Place
      • Integrated Circular Water Systems – improving London’s underlying water systems to increase water recycling.
      • Encouraging Meanwhile Space – scope the development of a framework for Meanwhile Use in London.
      • Data to Solve Civic Challenges – develop common standards and support for responsible data sharing and joined up data for London.
      • Cyber Emergency Response Capability – improve London’s ability to respond to the consequences of a cyber emergency.
      • Innovative data use for infrastructure – improve the resilience of London’s infrastructure systems and prioritise investment through the use of data.
      • Resilient & Zero Carbon Infrastructure – identify practical steps to achieve ambitions for a sustainable London.
      • Safe, Resilient Homes & Buildings – transforming existing housing stock to prioritise safety.
      • Business Resilience – understand and promote business adaptation and resilience.
    • Process
      • Adaptive Greater London Authority – develop GLA's governance to support adaptive, collaborative, inclusive and sustainable policy making.
      • Extending Adaptive Governance – expand the agile city governance model to support an adaptive, London-wide approach to city resilience.
      • Counter-Terrorism Collaboration – expand city collaboration on counter-terrorism preparedness through the CTPN to keep cities safe.
      • Addressing Long-Term Risk – integrate London Resilience Partnership risk management process and policy making for future risks.
      • Quantifying the Cost of Disruption – develop a model to understand the cost of disruptions to London and inform policy decision making.
      • Using forecasting to improve resilience – support data-focused approaches to enable adaptive policy making in a changing city.
      • Preparing for a Cashless Society – understand the social impacts of an economy dominated by digital transactions.