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Mexico City will serve as both host and laboratory for the second annual summit for chief resilience officers, according to the Rockefeller Foundation.
The newly created position would help the modest-sized capital brace for a wide range of natural and manmade shocks, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says.
The first CRO summit highlighted valuable lessons, including the importance of idea sharing among cities and scanning the globe for resilience solutions, the Rockefeller Foundation says.
Jeff Hebert’s portfolio will include flood mitigation, coastal restoration and many other things, the Times-Picayune reports.
The ancient Lebanese city will rely on Tony Sfier to help it tackle its most serious challenges in millennia, Guardian Cities reports.
The California city has named Victoria Salinas, who has extensive experience in disaster recovery, to spearhead a citywide resilience strategy, according to the mayor’s office.
Colombia’s first chief resilience officer is strongly influenced by his experiences working on social justice in South Africa, the Rockefeller Foundation says.
Medellín is to craft a citywide resilience strategy with assistance from the Rockefeller Foundation, according to Urb. im.