100 Resilient Cities, build capacity to better integrate “all” urban neighbors

resilienceaction100citiesUrban Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.

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 stresses experienced by cities around the World.

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

By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes better able to respond to adverse events and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations.

The October 2016 report profiles three cities’ efforts to institutionalize resilience thinking. New Orleans, U.S.A. has embedded resilience thinking into the design, budgeting, and planning of the city. Melbourne, Australia has mainstreamed a resilience practice by building coalitions with regional governments and by educating and empowering key sectors to adopt and integrate resilience thinking into their work. Semarang, Indonesia has taken a vertical integration approach—institutionalizing resilience by engaging with its national government and ministries to embed resilience thinking into national plans and priorities.

Read the complete report here.

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