We live in a world of increasing dynamism and volatility, where technology and greater interconnectedness have accelerated change and altered the way people live. Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities and systems to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of stress and shocks, and even transform when conditions require it. Building resilience is about making people, communities and systems better prepared to withstand catastrophic events—both natural and manmade—and able to bounce back more quickly and emerge stronger from these shocks and stresses.
What can cities learn from New Orleans?
New Orleans was the first city in this century to so dramatically and visibly confront its challenges head…, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
The most compelling lesson for me on watching the experience of New Orleans is the importance of…, Associate Vice President, Managing Director, Asia, The Rockefeller Foundation
We know that the future is uncertain in our changing delta, so being prepared for major shocks and aligning…, Chief Resilience Officer, City of New Orleans