The Regional Summit under the framework of the “100 resilient cities” program took place in Singapore between 12 and 15 July 2016. The summit received more than 50 delegates from 11 Asian-Pacific cities, 100RC Management Board and Platform Partners from Europe, Asia and America.

 

Siemens and 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), are cooperating in their efforts to make cities more resilient. Siemens has joined the 100RC Platform of Partners – working with other private companies and public organizations in helping cities, their people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge from the stresses and sometimes acute shocks caused by rapid urbanization, globalization, and climate change. 

 

On June 1, Melbourne and 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) unveiled Resilient Melbourne, a new approach to address the city’s most pressing and interconnected challenges. Challenges that weaken the fabric of a city on a day-to-day or cyclical basis, including sea level rise, increasing pressures on healthcare services, unemployment, and deeper social inequality.

 
 

On May 24, 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) announced the next 37 member cities to join its global network. Together with a prominent group of mayors from around the world, The Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin and 100RC President Michael Berkowitz announced the newest cities to join the $164 million (USD) global initiative at joint events in Nairobi, Kenya and Washington, DC. 

 

On May 23, 2016, the city of Semarang, Indonesia released its Resilience Strategy, Asia's first city resilience strategy.

 

On May 3, 2016, the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, released its Resilience Strategy, outlining its plan to use initiatives including a circular economy, a climate change panel, and resilience education to address the city's challenges.

 

The City of Norfolk, Virginia wanted to understand the impact a major flood event would have on the city's economy and infrastructure. Norfolk partnered with Sandia National Laboratories, a 100 Resilient Cities Platform Partner, to conduct an in-depth analysis of flood risk and the local, national and global financial impact a flooded city could have. 

 

The American Planning Association (APA) awared Resilient New Orleans, the city of New Orleans' resilience strategy, with the 2016 National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice.

 

Porto Alegre becomes 23rd city around the world to sign 10% Resilience Pledge – dedicating 10% of city’s budget to resilience efforts, such as those identified in the newly released Resilience Strategy.

 

Under the framework of the 2nd annual CRO Summit, CRO of Mexico Arnoldo Matus Kramer hosted a live webchat to kick off a series of events in the Mexico City live week.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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