This month The Rockefeller Foundation opened registration for its 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. The foundation is encouraging city officials to register to apply to make their city more resilient. For the first time in human history, more than 50% of the global population is living in urban centers. Today, we are more vulnerable to disaster and disruption than ever before.
To prepare, we must ensure our cities are resilient and able to bounce back from future stresses and strains. For more about resilience and the future of resilient networks, take a look at these articles:
Building Resilient Cities—An update from two parts of the world where we are building urban resilience: Asian cities and New York City post-Hurricane Sandy.
The City Resilient—How to build communities that can recover, persist or even thrive amid disruption.
Resilience Begins at Home—The results of a major survey show family, neighborhood and community are vital components of responding to shocks and stresses and bouncing back stronger.
The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges—affirming its pioneering philanthropic mission since 1913 to promote the well-being of humanity. Learn more about WINGS supporters here.