Category: Community Resilience

Mayors on Resilience

Mayors from Cape Town, Santiago de Chile, Rotterdam, Pittsburgh, and Oakland tell us why cities need resilience now more than ever before. Cities in the 100RC network are provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience along four main pathways: Financial and logistical guidance for establishing an innovative new position in city ...

Why 100 Resilient Cities?

The Why, What, and How of 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, an innovative project seeking to select and work with 100 member cities in order to help them confront the increasing number of shock and stresses that challenge an ever-more urbanized world.    What is 100 Resilient Cities? 100 Resilient Cities ...

Pipeline payday: how builders win big, whether more gas is needed or not

Close corporate relationships between pipeline builders and gas buyers are allowing companies to reap higher profits while locking in emissions for years to come. The real fight over America's energy future isn't in coal. Rather, dozens of pipeline projects, making up one of the largest expansions of natural gas infrastructure in U.S. history, are where ...

Resilience Thinking: Rhetoric and Reality

Substantial infrastructure investments are on the horizon. These investments are necessary to accommodate population growth and rapidly changing ecosystems. Now more than ever, cities and their partners are looking to integrate resilience thinking into these projects to withstand a growing array of shocks and stresses. 100RC teamed up with EY on a survey and report: ...

What a Chief Resilience Officer does

One critical step cities can take to facilitate their resilience building is to hire a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO). The CRO is an innovative position in city government that ideally reports directly to the city’s chief executive, and acts as the city’s point person for resilience building, helping to coordinate all of the city’s resilience ...

What is 100 Resilient Cities?

100 Resilient Cities help cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks—earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.—but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of ...

Building urban resilience in 100 cities worldwide

Last month, 100 Resilient Cities (pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation) unveiled the committee – a group of city chief executives who will contribute their expertise to the global resilience movement. The advisory committee will advise on policy and advocacy, act as global champions, and help 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) identify and prioritise key issues that ...

Flooding-related displacement and mental health

The characteristics of floods and disasters and their impact on human mental health.

Smart City Concept Model (SCCM) published

Ten years ago, the UN announced that the human race had reached a tipping point. 2007 marked the year that more than 50 % of the world’s population lived in cities. Today, that proportion is far higher and for billions city-life is the only way imaginable. Fortunately a new ISO/IEC is helping make that ongoing ...

How Western civilization could collapse

Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer. The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion slow or cease, the pillars that define ...

Developing sustainably – ISO Standards to promote sustainable growth

With so many people talking about sustainability, ISO Standards bring much-needed clarity to the conversation. More than ever, both consumers and manufacturers recognize the impacts of their choices and actions. In the past, many of the costs of doing business were hidden, but now ISO Standards allow them to be quantified and factored in to ...

The future of airports

Development of airport infrastructure has lagged behind travel growth. Traffic at some major airports is already exceeding planned capacity while other airports are starting to experience congestion. With airport infrastructure under massive pressure, preparation is crucial. To understand what this means, we reached out to several people across the industry. Here's what they had to ...