Friday 14 July 2023

Makati City Receives WCCD ISO 37123 - Resilient Cities Certification

July 14, 2023

Makati City, Philippines 

In a momentous virtual ceremony, Mayor Abby Binay proudly accepted the World Council on City Data (WCCD) ISO 37123 Early Adopter Resilient City Certification on behalf of Makati City. Makati joins the ranks of one of the first cities globally to achieve this esteemed certification under the new ISO Standard, ISO 37123 Sustainable Cities and Communities – Indicators for Resilient Cities.
The WCCD certification recognizes Makati City's unwavering commitment to building a resilient and sustainable urban environment. Through comprehensive data-driven planning and implementation, the city has demonstrated its capacity to effectively address the challenges posed by rapid urbanization, climate change, and other complex urban issues.
With this certification, Makati City showcases its dedication to adopting best practices and innovative strategies that promote urban resilience and enhance the quality of life for its residents. The ISO 37123 Standard sets forth a rigorous framework for measuring and assessing a city's resilience across various indicators, including governance, economy, environment, and social well-being.

Mayor Abby Binay expressed her gratitude for the recognition and emphasized the importance of resilience in building a better future for the city. She highlighted the collaborative efforts of the local government, community stakeholders, and various sectors in achieving this milestone.

Dr. Patricia McCarney, CEO of the World Council on City Data, congratulated Makati City on this significant achievement, remarking, "We extend our warmest congratulations to Makati City and Mayor Binay for being awarded the WCCD ISO 37123 Early Adopters Certification. This recognition reaffirms Makati City's commitment to urban resilience and data-driven decision-making. Globally, Makati City has already demonstrated its dedication to resilience building, and this certification further underscores their commitment in this critical area. We look forward to Makati’s continued certification and partnership for many years."

This certification serves as a testament to Makati City's continuous pursuit of excellence and its proactive approach to sustainable urban development. By adhering to global standards and adopting resilient practices, Makati aims to create a city that can effectively respond to shocks and stresses while ensuring the well-being and prosperity of its residents.

Read more: Makati receives WCCD resilient city certification (

For more information, please contact: 
Dr. Patricia McCarney
President & CEO
World Council on City Data


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