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100 Resilient CIties - Rockefeller Foundation

100 Resilient CIties - Rockefeller Foundation | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The Rockefeller Foundation is hosting a global conversation on resilience and selecting 100 Resilient Cities, ready to withstand disasters and bounce back.
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urbanization in the 21st century- " . . .  businesses to build their own resilience – and that of their workforce – to potential crises in the larger community. This means moving beyond contingency plans to keep the office running to ensuring gasoline, food supplies and shelter is available for employees critical to those processes. This has wider benefits – prolonged economic losses erode the tax base and can lead to layoffs down the road, both of which can further exacerbate the vulnerabilities of the population.

To provide the risk capital that will allow cities to begin planning and acting on resilience strategies, the Rockefeller Foundation is making a $100m commitment to building urban resilience. As part of this effort, the100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge will select 100 cities to receive funding to hire a chief resilience officer, support to develop a resilience plan, and access a suite of innovative services, including technical support for big data analytics and leveraging private financing.  -  Cities don't have to wait until after a crisis hits to benefit from resilience efforts, nor should they. Many resilience-building strategies – such as improving water and solid waste management, implementing energy-saving smart grid technology, or adding options for rapid transit – also increase the efficiency, livability and vibrancy of cities every day."

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Global Risks 2012, World Economic Forum

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Global Risks 2012 report is based on a survey of 469 experts from industry, government, academia and civil society that examines 50 global risks across five categories.
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"WEF 5 categories, report 2012"

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