The Municipality of Milan (Comune di Milano – CdM) is the local public authority responsible for delivering a large number of services across the city (education, social services, economic development). In 2015, the city of Milan joined the 100 Resilient Cities network (now Resilient Cities Network), founded in 2013 by the Rockefeller Foundation, to help cities around the world to become more resilient to the physical, social and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Two years later, in December 2017, the City Resilience Department has been established. The role of Milan Resilience Department is to implement strategies and plans that will drive the city towards a future in which citizens and economies can thrive in a resilient, green and innovative society. The Department is now working towards the realization of Milan’s Resilience Strategy, where nature-based solutions, urban forestry, blue and green infrastructure play a relevant role in strengthening the city’s resilience to face shocks and stresses.
Milan’s integrated approach focuses on identifying main local risks (such as heat-islands, extreme stormwater events, floodings) and transforming them into urban regeneration opportunities.