The Global Resilient Cities Network carries on the legacy of 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) program pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation. After more than six successful years of growing and catalyzing the urban resilience movement, the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) program was concluded in July 2019. The Rockefeller Foundation keeps supporting the program’s member cities and Chief Resilience Officers through a new grant to the Global Resilient Cities Network. This new project continues to leverage the implementation of resilience initiatives incubated through the work of 100RC, and it is committed to advancing the role as a vanguard of the urban resilience movement worldwide.
With a common lens for holistic resilience and thousands of projects in implementation, the new Global Resilient Cities Network is comprised of members of the former 100 Resilient Cities Program.
In 2013, The Rockefeller Foundation pioneered 100 Resilient Cities to help more cities build resilience to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. Cities in the program were provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience, such as financial and logistical guidance, expert support for strategy development, access to partnerships and membership of a global network.
Leveraging the tools and expertise of its membership and a team of former 100 Resilient Cities executives in London, Mexico City, New York, and Singapore, the Global Resilient Cities Network supports a thriving community of urban resilience practitioners in 98 cities and 40 countries, through the principles of a city-led, regionally driven, partnership built, and impact oriented worldwide urban network.
Collectively, member cities of the network represent 220 million urban dwellers and 79 endorsed resilience strategies, containing over 4,000 concrete resilience initiatives aimed at building safer, healthier, more equitable, climate-smart, and prosperous cities.