A Point of View: Empowering SMEs for Urban Resilience

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The journey toward urban resilience demands a systemic perspective that strengthens the relationship between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), cities, and diverse stakeholders.

Drawing on invaluable lessons from Resilient Cities Network’s Catalyzing City Resilience Solutions program, as well as other relevant city case studies, this publication offers insights that advocate for SMEs as vital catalysts for urban resilience. It underscores the importance of fostering collaborative ecosystems to empower SMEs in addressing challenges and unlock their full potential as drivers of urban resilience.


  • Introduction 
  • The paradox of SMEs: Facing urban crises and forging ahead
  • Looking at SMEs through urban resilience lens
  • Enabling environment for SMEs: How to get started 

Published August 2023.
Source: Resilient Cities Network

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