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Rockefeller Foundation Selects 33 Cities for Resiliency Challenge

Rockefeller Foundation Selects 33 Cities for Resiliency Challenge
Rockefeller Foundation Selects 33 Cities for Resiliency Challenge, White Arkitekter’s winning proposal for New York’s “Resilient Rockaway” competition.
White Arkitekter’s winning proposal for New York’s “Resilient Rockaway” competition.

The Rockefeller Foundation has named the first group of cities selected in the “100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge.” Each city has been chosen for demonstrating “a commitment to building their own capacities to prepare for, withstand, and bounce back rapidly from shocks and stresses.” More than 1,000 registrations and nearly 400 formal applications from cities around the world were submitted. After careful review of each city's challenges, these 33 where chosen: 

Africa

Dakar (Senegal)
Durban (South Africa)

Central and South America

Medellín (Colombia)
Mexico City (Mexico)
Porto-Alegre (Brazil)
Quito (Ecuador)
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Europe 

Bristol (UK)
Glasgow (UK)
Rome (Italy)
Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Vejle (DK)

Middle East

Ashkelon (Israel)
Byblos (Lebanon)
Ramallah (Palestine)

North America 

Alameda (CA)
Berkeley (CA)
Boulder (CO)
El Paso (TX)
Jacksonville (FL)
Los Angeles (CA)
New Orleans (LA)
New York City (NY)
Norfolk (VA)
Oakland (CA)
San Francisco (CA)

Oceania

Christchurch (New Zealand)
Melbourne (Australia) 

South Asia

Surat (India)

Southeast Asia

Bangkok (Thailand)
Da Nang (Vietnam)
Mandalay (Myanmar)
Semarang (Indonesia)

Those selected will work with The Rockefeller Foundation's partners to establish the suite of financial and technical assistance support to develop and implement the resilience plan, become an integrated member of the 100 Resilient Cities Network, and create or expand the role of a Chief Resilience Officer within the municipal government.

Select on each cities name to learn more about their challenge.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Rockefeller Foundation Selects 33 Cities for Resiliency Challenge" 07 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/455785/rockefeller-foundation-selects-33-of-world-s-most-resilient-cities/> ISSN 0719-8884