100 Resilient Cities

Earthquake damage

Successor to Rockefeller's 100 Resilient Cities Formed

The Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN) has been formed by cities formerly members of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities program.

February 13, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive


Resilience Plan Revealed in London

Resilience in a post-Brexit London.

February 11, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Puget Sound

Op-Ed: Seattle Resilience Roadmap Feels 'Retrospective'

Natalie Bicknell notes several deficiencies in the roadmap that resulted from Seattle's participation in the Rockefeller Foundation's now-defunct 100 Resilient Cities program.

September 29, 2019 - The Urbanist

Flood Damaged Suburb

More Detail on What Happened to 100 Resilient Cities

The Rockefeller Foundation has cited costs and a new strategic direction to explain why it abruptly cut off the program this year. While the work may live on in some form, the move underscores the risks of relying on private funding.

July 2, 2019 - CityLab


New Resilience Center to Replace 100 Resilient Cities

The new Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center will build on the earlier work of the 100 Resilient Cities program.

May 8, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Flooded Chicago River

Bolstering Urban Resilience in Chicago

The city’s resilience plan seeks to identify shocks and stresses while fostering equity and community.

May 6, 2019 - Next City

Staten Island Sandy Damage

Plug Pulled on the 100 Resilient Cities Program

The largest privately funded climate-adaptation program in the United States, 100 Resilient Cities, will conclude in July.

April 2, 2019 - Bloomberg

A Black woman stands in front of a home holding an umbrella and smiling.

Five Years of 100 Resilient Cities

It's been five years since the Rockefeller Foundation launched the 100 Resilient Cities initiative. A new analysis by the Urban Institute evaluates the accomplishments of 100 Resilient Cities so far.

March 13, 2019 - 100 Resilient Cities

Los Angeles Earthquake

Los Angeles Resiliency Strategy Looks Beyond 'The Big One'

Renewable energy, sea-level rise, and, of course, seismic safety are all part of the plan.

March 8, 2018 - Next City

Centennial Olympic Park

Atlanta Unveils Strategy for Equitable Resilience

The new plan tackles housing affordability and food justice alongside water supply and greenhouse gas emissions.

November 9, 2017 - Saporta Report

Sea Level

San Francisco's Vision for Seismic and Social Resilience

The progressive city hopes to integrate economic, community, and climate resiliency measures in future projects.

November 7, 2017 - The Planning Report

Pittsburgh Skyline

Pittsburgh Moves Forward on Resilience

Building on support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Pittsburgh has released a framework for its future resilience efforts. Concrete details are still to come.

March 28, 2017 - Next City

Port of Oakland

Oakland's Plan for Social, Economic, and Environmental Resiliency

Income inequality, housing affordability, and systemic racism join sea-level rise as key issues in Oakland's vision for urban resilience.

November 2, 2016 - Next City


100 Resilient Cities Program Reaches 100 Members

The Rockefeller Foundation’s global initiative for urban resilience rounded out its membership this month with the addition of 37 cities.

June 2, 2016 - The Guardian

Florida - Hurricane Frances Approaching (2004)

Op-Ed: Talking Resilience Isn't the Same as Being Resilient

Resilience, as such, isn't a problem. But Alex Beam takes issue with the current flood of resilience-related jargon. Can you blame him?

May 31, 2016 - The Boston Globe

Berkeley Releases Resilience Plan

Berkeley's Resilience Strategy is one of the first in the nation, and one of the first work products of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cites network.

April 7, 2016 - Berkeley Patch

Cities Try To Figure Out How To Be 'Resilient'

The organization 100 Resilient Cities has funded 'chief resilience officers' in 66 cities worldwide. It's helping four California cities prepare for 'stresses and shocks' including earthquakes, sea level rise, and even poverty.

March 28, 2016 - California Planning & Development Report

The Conservative Method of Resilience Planning

Explaining how planning and building for resilience reconciles with Conservative politics.

April 20, 2015 - City Journal

Calatrava Bridge, Dallas

35 New Cities Named as 100 Resilient Cities Members

After its 2013 announcement of support for the first 33 of the 100 resilient cities, the Rockefeller Foundation has announced its next round of member cities: 35 cities, including six from the United States.

December 4, 2014 - 100 Resilient Cities

Prioritizing Resilience: Fraught with Challenges, But Worthwhile

In the face of climate change, making cities "resilient" before crises strike has become a pressing concern.

September 7, 2014 - The Planning Report

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