Hosting and convening / Capacity building
Encourage learning and experimentation
100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is 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.
Examples of these stresses include high unemployment; an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system; endemic violence; or chronic food and water shortages. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations.
By joining the network, cities are provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience along four main pathways:
Through these actions, 100RC aims not only to help individual cities become more resilient but will facilitate the building of a global practice of resilience among governments, NGOs, the private sector, and individual citizens.
100 cities around the world, NGOs, private sector, citizens.