33 Resilient Cities Announced by Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced its list of 33 resilent cities selected for a new Network; each will receive four kinds of support:

 

1. The support to hire and empower a Chief Resilience Officer, a central point of contact within each city to coordinate and oversee the resilience activities, coordinate stakeholders, and ensure resilience is a city-wide priority.

 

2. The support for that Chief Resilience Officer to develop a resilience plan, which will take stock of existing efforts, identify priority areas of needs, conduct analysis to understand the interconnected risks and opportunities, and develop a clear and actionable set of priorities and initiatives.

 

3. Access to a platform of services to support the implementation of such a strategy, which may include solutions to spur investments and financing for resilient infrastructure, information technology tools, and policy models for resilience-enabling laws and regulations.

 

4. Connection to other Network members, to share what works, spotlight success, and advance both global and regional dialogues on urban resilience.

 

The selected cities are:

 

AFRICA

Dakar (Senegal)
Durban (South Africa)

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

Medellín (Colombia)
Mexico City (Mexico)
Porto-Alegre (Brazil)
Quito (Ecuador)
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

EUROPE

Bristol (UK)
Glasgow (UK)
Rome (Italy)
Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Vejle (DK)

MIDDLE EAST

Ashkelon (Israel)
Byblos (Lebanon)
Ramallah (Palestine)

NORTH AMERICA

Alameda (CA)
Berkeley (CA)
Boulder (CO)
El Paso (TX)
Jacksonville (FL)
Los Angeles (CA)
New Orleans (LA)
New York City (NY)
Norfolk (VA)
Oakland (CA)
San Francisco (CA)

OCEANIA

Christchurch (New Zealand)
Melbourne (Australia) 

SOUTH ASIA

Surat (India)

SOUTHEAST ASIA

Bangkok (Thailand)
Da Nang (Vietnam)
Mandalay (Myanmar)
Semarang (Indonesia)

 

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