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100 Resilient Cities Challenge

The focus of the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge working group is to help cities around the world that are working with the Global Resilience System (and its nested subsystems) register and apply for Rockefeller Foundation grants of approximately $1 million per city.  

Members

ajuarrero Alexander Fekete Amanullah Hotak Anthony Besmillah Sakhizada Chris Setz
Constantine Samali Dominique Martin Elhadj Drame Gina Angiola Ginagug2017 Janis Koh
Jerry Glenn John Preston Jon Mitchell Kathy Gilbeaux Liliana Santirso Maryam Saffi
mdmcdonald Megan Fliegelman Mike Rechlin Nguyen Ninh Patricia Michael Santosh Dahal
Shondell France Tjivekumba Kandjii typackett Vinay Gupta WDS1200-Columbus

Email address for group

100-resilient-cities-challenge@m.resiliencesystem.org

2014 on Track to be Hottest Year on Record

 

 

The temperatures so far in 2014 compared to the top 5 warmest years on record.
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The Rockefeller Foundation: Announcing Our Next Round of Resilient Cities!

                                     

100resilientcities.org - by Michael Berkowitz - December 2, 2014

Today we proudly announce the second group of cities selected to join 100 Resilient Cities – cities who have demonstrated a commitment to building their own capacities to navigate the shocks and stresses of an increasingly complex 21st Century.

During the our first 18 months, we've seen our first cohort of cities mature, appoint chief resilience officers, and embark on their own resilience strategy processes. No doubt this momentum contributed to the immense response we saw to the second round of the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge has been enormous, with 331 exceptional applications from cities around the world, submitted in seven languages.

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Landslide and river blockage in Sindhupalchok District in Nepal

 

Nepal is among one of the least developed countries that has been exposed to multiple hazards and with one-third of its population living below the poverty line. Not only socio-economic factors, but also geological, topographical and climatic conditions expose Nepal to multiple hazards, most prominently earthquakes, floods, landslides, fires, thunderbolts, windstorms, hailstorm and avalanches. According to official disaster statistics, out of the total number of affected families, floods/landslides and wind-storms/hailstorms have affected the most damage followed by fires and epidemics.

 

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The Resilience Dividend by Judith Rodin

Published on Jul 10, 2014

Cities have always had to contend with things like natural disaster, economic and infrastructure collapse, and widespread illness. But globalization, climate change and rapid urbanization are making this moment in history different, and the stresses facing cities all the more complex. So how can cities survive, adapt, and grow, no matter what shocks might lie ahead? Join the Rockefeller Foundation's Judith Rodin for a look at what she calls "the resilience dividend" — investments that can minimize the disruptive effects of strain on a city, while simultaneously creating jobs, social cohesion, and equity.

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Scientist who discovered Ebola: ‘This is unprecedented’

The scientist who discovered the Ebola virus said that a current outbreak of the deadly bug in West Africa, in which 467 people have died, is “unprecedented.”

“One, [this is] the first time in West Africa that we have such an outbreak,” Dr. Peter Piot told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “Secondly, it is the first time that three countries are involved. And thirdly it’s the first time that we have outbreaks in capitals, in capital cities.”

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Using Available Resilience in Signing US-Afghan Security Agreement After 2014

 

 

 

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33 Resilient Cities Announced by Rockefeller Foundation

                                     

100resilientcities.rockefellerfoundation.org - by Judith Rodin - December 2, 2013

Today, we are excited to name the first group of cities selected through the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge – cities who have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to building their own capacities to prepare for, withstand, and bounce back rapidly from shocks and stresses.

Since we announced the challenge on our 100th birthday, May 14, 2013, the response has been enormous, with more than 1,000 registrations and nearly 400 formal applications from cities around the world. Each city was asked to present a clear and compelling description of how they are approaching and planning for resilience to decrease vulnerabilities, and after careful review of the applications, a panel of esteemed judges, including former presidents Bill Clinton and Olosegun Obasanjo, recommended the first set of 33 cities for the 100 Resilient Cities Network.

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Seven Principles for Big Data and Resilience Projects

                                     

100resilientcities.rockefellerfoundation.org - by PopTech & RF Bellagio Fellows - October 10, 2013

The following is a draft “Code of Conduct” that seeks to provide guidance on best practices for resilience building projects that leverage Big Data and Advanced Computing. These seven core principles serve to guide data projects to ensure they are socially just, encourage local wealth- & skill-creation, require informed consent, and be maintainable over long timeframes.

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Engaging Community Resilience for Change in Andar District, Afghanistan

The following article shows how different communities use their energy to create an enabling environment for peace and development. However, some communities have the same context. By: Hotak

‘Comparing two insecure districts in Afghanistan, where research shows how each community engaged their resiliencies based on the existing context’……..

http://learn.future.edu/course/view.php?id=17

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CNN Reports: Super Typhoon Haiyan, perhaps strongest ever, plows across Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan -- perhaps the strongest storm ever -- plowed Friday across the central Philippines, leaving widespread devastation in its wake.

It roared onto Samar at 4:30 a.m., flooding streets and knocking out power and communications networks in many areas of the hilly island in the region of Eastern Visayas, and then continued its march, barreling into four other Philippine islands as it moved across the archipelago.

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