100 Resilient Cities
100 Resilient Cities (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 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, and
- chronic food and water shortages.
By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city can better respond to adverse events. A city is also better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations.