13 July 2021

Monitoring report Resilience Strategy

The Hague’s Resilience Strategy was published in the spring of 2019. The Strategy describes the risks for The Hague, opportunities to deal with them in a resilient way and more than 40 new and existing initiatives that contribute significantly to the resilience of the city. The municipal organization is involved in most of these initiatives, but some are also examples from the city. The initiatives in which the municipality plays a role have been set up within existing portfolios and programmes. The Resilience Strategy mentioned the importance of monitoring the aforementioned risks and initiatives. This monitoring report provides for this.
5 July 2021

Residents of The Hague, municipality and police work together against digital crime in the neighborhood

Today, Mayor Jan van Zanen and alderman Saskia Bruines on behalf of the municipality of The Hague, and Paul van Musscher on behalf of the Police Unit The Hague, signed the covenant Digital Security in the District. This describes the cooperation that the municipality, the police and residents enter into to tackle digital crime in the neighbourhood. It is important to be resilient to this, especially now that this form of crime is increasing.
29 June 2021

2021 is the Year of The Roof in The Hague

This year the city of The Hague wants to maximise the sustainability potential of its rooftops. By showing citizens what is possible on their own rooftops ‘The Year of the Roof’ contributes to a climate and resilient city.
15 June 2021

An interview between Tina Comes (4TU.Resilience Engineering) and Anne-Marie Hitipeuw (City of The Hague) about resilience and the main challenges to address.

Our cities will face complex challenges such as social inequality, a rising sea level and cyber problems. The City of The Hague is collaborating with the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering to better prepare for the future. But what exactly is resilience, and what are the main challenges to address? How do you address these most efficiently? A conversation with two professionals: one from academia, and one from the City of The Hague.
21 April 2021

Municipality renews Resilient Cities Network membership

The Hague will continue to build its resilience in the coming years. The Municipality of The Hague is renewing its membership to the Resilient Cities Network (R-cities), started in 2013 as the 100 Resilient Cities network. This global network of 100 cities supports cities all over the world to prepare for the physical, social and economic shocks and stresses of the 21st century and to share knowledge about these challenges.
10 February 2021

Pilot "Resilient Fathers"

Recently, the pilot "Resilient Fathers" was completed. Under the guidance of a trainer, a group of fathers spoke 7 times with each other about all kinds of parenting issues, including derailment, alienation, radicalization and other forms of problematic behavior. The idea is that fathers strengthen each other with knowledge, skills and a network that can help them parenting their children. The pilot is an initiative from the The Hague Resilience Strategy and was carried out by Trias Pedagogica on behalf of the Municipality of The Hague.
25 January 2021

The Hague signes Joint Statement Accelerating Climate Adaptation in Cities

Cities and their growing populations are impacted by climate change on a daily basis. This was an important topic at the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 (CAS 2021) which was held on 25, 26 January 2021 in the World Forum in The Hague. During the summit, the 1000 Cities Adapt now programme was presented. Mayor Aboutaleb proposed a Joint Statement to accelerate and scale climate adaptation worldwide on behalf of the cooperation partners during the international climate summit on the 25th of January. The Hague is one of the signees.
28 October 2020

The Hague signs City Deal Local Cyberresilience

On the 28th of October, the kick-off of the City Deal Local Cyberresilience took place. Deputy Mayor Saskia Bruines signed on behalf of The Hague. The City Deal is an alliance of 8 municipalities, 3 ministries, private partners and knowledge institutions who collaborate to support efforts to improve the cyberresilience of citizens and companies. Central to the City Deal are 18 bottom-up projects that the cities are currently implementing. The Hague participates with Cyberresilient Neighbourhoods, one of the projects from The Hague’s Resilience Strategy.
6 August 2020

Deputy Mayor Bredemeijer hands out waterbottles during the heatwave

It is going to be hot this week! To raise awareness of the risk of heat stress, Resilient The Hague cooperated with the Municipal Health Services, The Red Cross, the Care and Wellbeing department of the Municipality and Deputy Mayor Bredemeijer to hand out bottles of water in the neighbourhoods most vulnerable to high temperatures – the Urban Heat Island.
24 September 2020

Do you want to contribute to the digital resilience of your neighbourhood? Become a digital ambassador!

The Municipality of The Hague and the Police Unit The Hague are looking for the help of digital ambassadors. These ambassadors are residents who help to make information on (the prevention of) cybercrime and digitalized crime more accessible to their local network and neighbourhood. Digital safety has become increasingly important, especially with more and more people working from home during this pandemic. It means they spend more time online, being behind their computer, phone or tablet. This increases the risk of becoming a victim of digitalized crime, such as online fraud or fake web shops.
19 June 2020

The Hague active in the Global Resilient Cities Network

The Global Resilient Cities Network has done a great amount of work these past months. Not only was the renewed network launched in February, it also presented the Cities on the Frontline webinar series in cooperation with the World Bank and started the international coalition Cities for a Resilient Recovery (C2R). All of this, to increase collaboration, knowledge exchange and therewith urban resilience worldwide. Resilient The Hague is taking an active role in the network. “It’s a source of knowledge, experience and inspiration to support The Hague to become more resilient and futureproof and at the same time, we can also share our expertise to support other cities”, says Chief Resilience Officer Anne-Marie Hitipeuw.
12 May 2020

Chief Resilience Officers Launch Global Coalition: Cities for a Resilient Recovery

Cities for a Resilient Recovery (C2R) is a coalition of cities and resilience practitioners committed to taking leadership, to embedding resilience in recovery, and to supporting each other through the recovery planning process by sharing knowledge, providing subject matter expertise, and facilitating both individual and collective action.
14 April 2020

World Urban Forum – Launch Global Resilient Cities Network and The Hague in the panel on heat

At the press conference during the World Urban Forum, organised by UN Habitat, it was announced that the 100 Resilient Cities Network will continue as the Global Resilient Cities Network. The Chief Resilience Officer of The Hague was one of the panellists at the press conference and spoke about the added value of the network.
14 April 2020

Schilderswijk Well Prepared for Extreme Weather

On 12 december 2019, the first risk communication table took place during the weekly breakfast meetings in community centre the Mussen in the Schilderswijk (one of The Hague’s neighbourhoods).

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