Global Resilient Cities Network to pick up the baton from 100 Resilient Cities

Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:44

The Global Resilient Cities Network has announced its formation and confirmed that it will continue the work started by the former 100 Resilient Cities organization.

Leveraging the tools and expertise of its membership and a team of former 100 Resilient Cities executives in London, Mexico City, New York and Singapore, the Global Resilient Cities Network will support a community of urban resilience practitioners in 98 cities and 40 countries. Collectively, members of the network represent 220 million city dwellers and 79 endorsed resilience strategies, containing over 4,000 concrete resilience initiatives.

"Our Network's resilience strategies highlight a $35 billion investment gap in resilience in our cities alone," said Lauren Sorkin, the Acting Executive Director of the Global Resilient Cities Network. "We know there is more work to be done; as global threats rise, there has never been a more important time to invest in the technologies, capacities and projects that deliver urban resilience."

The Global Resilient Cities Network is committed to continuing its role as a vanguard of the urban resilience movement and will welcome new cities who share its values to join the network on a limited basis.

The new Global Resilient Cities Network brand is expected to be formally launched in May at The 10th World Urban Forum.