100 Resilient Cities project

The 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) project is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilience to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st Century. The 100RC definition of resilience includes not just the shocks but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis.

Lessons learned identified in this publication are:

  • The Chief Resilience Officer's (CRO) position is placed ideally in the Mayor's office or equivalent that has an overarching role in the city.
  • This generally helps the CRO to work effectively across other departments, avoiding siloing challenges.
  • Visible support from the Mayor or City Manager is also vital.
  • This cross cutting thinking can be key to solving multiple challenges with one solution in a cost effective way.

This case study is one of a series produced by members of ARISE, the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies.

Date:
2016
Pages:
2 p.
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Keywords

Themes:
Public-private Partnerships, Urban Risk & Planning, Economics of DRR, Disaster Risk Management, Structural Safety, Critical Infrastructure
Hazards:
Earthquake, Flood, Heat Wave
Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific.
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