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Deadline: November 24, 2015

Rockefeller Foundation: 100 Resilient Cities

100 Resilient Cities (100RC) is dedicated to helping 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, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, etc., but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis.

Examples of these stresses include high unemployment; an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system; endemic violence; or chronic food and water shortages. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations. 100RC aims not only to help individual cities become more resilient, but will facilitate the building of a global practice of resilience among governments, NGOs, the private sector, and individual citizens.

Amount: Cities chosen as part of 100RC will receive:

  • Funding in the form of a grant to hire a Chief Resilience Officer.
  • Technical support to develop a holistic resilience strategy that reflects each city’s distinct needs.
  • Access to an innovative platform of services to support strategy development and implementation. Platform partners come from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and will offer tools in areas such as innovative finance, technology, infrastructure, land use, and community and social resilience.
  • Membership in the 100 Resilient Cities network to share knowledge and practices with other member cities.

Eligibility: Cities, defined as a legal governmental entity with a population of over 50,000 inhabitants possessing a municipal government or other elected or appointed chief executive officer uniquely assigned to govern that population. See additional eligibility and awardee requirements.

Link: http://www.100resilientcities.org/pages/100-resilient-cities-challenge#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMCd1PWJwb28%3D/

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