Post-Pandemic Resilience

Discover the economic and societal fault lines exposed by COVID-19 and our specific advice for how organizations can leverage the pandemic to enhance their resilience in the face of an uncertain future.

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Our people make us resilient

As we have plotted our course through the pandemic, it’s our people who have continued to deliver for clients and communities, while coping with challenges none of us expected at the start of 2020.

Framing the discussion with clients:

The 5 Critical Aspects of Resilience

People

Societies, cities, communities, and organizations are only as resilient as their people. After the pandemic, we must focus on improving the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable, and enhance the resilience of wherever they live, work or play.

Design

Resilience can be enhanced by embracing new resilience-conscious ways of designing and retrofitting buildings, facilities, and urban spaces in a post-pandemic world.

Planning

Resilience thinking must be placed at the heart of business continuity planning. Collaboration must also be embraced, between communities, organizations, industry sectors and supply chains.

Digital

Digital tools and platforms are essential for gathering and analyzing data which can inform smart decisions that can ensure business continuity and lead to competitive advantage.

Sustainability

Resilience and sustainability go hand-in-hand. By implementing projects that improve sustainability performance, reducing resource consumption and protecting the environment, organizations enhance long-term resilience.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UN-Habitat asked the Arcadis Shelter Program to provide technical support on resilience planning issues such as water management, buildings, and mobility, in urban spaces in the developing world. That advice has been compiled into a new document the Healthy Pandemic Resilient Cities report, which is available on the World Urban Campaign website, the UN-Habitat partners platform.

For ten years, Arcadis has partnered with UN-Habitat in the Shelter Program, through which Arcadians provide pro-bono expertise to assist in UN-Habitat missions around the world.

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Post-Pandemic Resilience

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Piet Dircke

Global Leader – Resilience and Water Management +31 (0)43 3523 392 Ask me a question
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