100 Resilient Cities
100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks - earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. - but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis - high unemployment, endemic violence, chronic food and water shortages, etc.
Cities in the 100RC network are provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience along four main pathways:
- Financial and logistical guidance for establishing an innovative new position in city government, a Chief Resilience Officer, who will lead the city’s resilience efforts;
- Expert support for development of a robust resilience strategy;
- Access to solutions, service providers, and partners from the private, public, and NGO sectors who can help them develop and implement their resilience strategies; and
- Membership in a global network of member cities who can learn from and help each other.
Through these actions, 100RC aims not only to help individual cities become more resilient, but also to facilitate the building of a global practice of resilience among governments, NGOs, the private sector, and individual citizens. 100RC initiated its work in 2013 with a group of 32 cities. Additional cohorts of cities have been announced in 2014 and 2016.
100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, is a project of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA).
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- Land use and built environment
- Public health
- Frontline Communities
- Water resources