100 Resilient Cities reaches the 100 mark with 37 new members

Published: Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:20

Three years after its launch, 100 Resilient Cities has reached its initial goal of helping 100 cities worldwide build resilience to the growing social, economic, and physical challenges of the 21st century.

100 Resilient Cities announced yesterday that 37 new members had joined the network in addition to the existing 63 members. The new members are:

As members of the 100 Resilient Cities Network, cities receive grant funding to hire a chief resilience officer (CRO) to work directly with city leaders in developing a city Resilience Strategy. The strategy, designed with support from 100 Resilient Cities, helps cities plan for more integrated solutions to the challenges posed from globalization, urbanization, and climate change – including important social and economic impacts.

100 Resilient Cities is now looking to the future with aims to bring the movement to 1,000, then 10,000 cities.

100 Resilient Cities was pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.