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.
Support for 100 Resilient Cities
The Rockefeller Foundation pioneered and financially supports 100 Resilient Cities. The initiative is managed as a sponsored project by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides governance and operational infrastructure to its sponsored projects.