Problem DescriptionThis pillar has the goal of increasing the capacity of CDMX to respond to dynamic, changing risks of a natural or social origin without compromising economic competitiveness and sustainable development. To build resilience, innovative processes and tools must be developed that enable government and various social and economic sectors to be aware of and understand their vulnerabilities and reduce the risks they face, particularly with respect to climate change.
- Encourage citizen participation and communication of priority resilience issues
- Strengthen the technical capacity of civil servants to build resilience
- Create a communication platform for risk and resilience for citizens
- Promote private-sector participation in building urban resilience
- Develop methodologies for resilience in infrastructure projects with adaptive measures for public facilities
- Foster innovation for integrated risk management
"Develop innovation and adaptive capacity" is 1 of 5 strategic pillars of Mexico City's Resilience Strategy. The city faces resilience challenges on environmental, social, and economic issues, given its geographic situation, history of great social-environmental transformation, and social context. Having once been a lake, the city has become a megacity, one of the most populous on Earth. Rapid urban expansion and soaring population growth in the last few decades have added to the problems resulting from insufficient long-term planning and weak metropolitan and megalopolitan coordination, making it difficult to monitor and track important regional issues such as water management based on a long-term sustainability perspective.
- Arnoldo Matus Kramer, Chief Resilience Officer, Mexico City's Resilience Strategy
- Daniela Torres Mendoza, Analyst, Mexico City's Resilience Strategy
- Adriana Chávez Sánchez, Analyst, Mexico City's Resilience Strategy
- Flavia Tudela Rivadeneyra, Analyst, Mexico City's Resilience Strategy
Solution StageOne of the 7 stages of an innovation. Learn more
|STAGE||SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED||EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES||RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING||FINANCE REQUIRED||KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED||GOAL|
|Developing and testing3||Mix of design and implementation skills|
|A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users||Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea|