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.

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Private Sector, Urban Risk & Planning, Economics of DRR, Disaster Risk Management, Structural Safety, Critical Infrastructure
Earthquake, Flood, Heat Wave
5th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2017 5th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2017.
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