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Urban designers are helping three major U. S. cities strengthen resilience on everything from floods to food deserts, the American Institute of Architects says.

September 2, 2016

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking scalable solutions on crime, pollution, education, inequality and more. 

August 25, 2016

Mexico City will serve as both host and laboratory for the second annual summit for chief resilience officers, according to the Rockefeller Foundation. 

November 10, 2015

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. 

October 28, 2015
Since a tragic dam release flooded the Indian city in 2006, early warning systems have been implemented to make sure it won't happen again.
Patralekha Chatterjee September 3, 2015

A nonprofit aids humanitarian efforts by digitally mapping the location of hospitals and schools, according to the Rockefeller Foundation. 

June 24, 2015
Once known worldwide for a breakout of the plague, Surat today is a model for how emerging cities can stay one step ahead of disease.
Patralekha Chatterjee June 5, 2015

The coastal city is optimistic that its participation in the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative will help it better withstand future disasters, the Times of India reports. 

January 1, 2015

The 35 cities chosen for the second round of a Rockefeller Foundation initiative underscore how natural and man-made threats to cities cross geographic and socioeconomic barriers.

December 3, 2014
A review of Judith Rodin’s “The Resilience Dividend.”
Neal Peirce December 2, 2014

Jeff Hebert’s portfolio will include flood mitigation, coastal restoration and many other things, the Times-Picayune reports. 

November 26, 2014

The foundation’s president argues that cities around the globe can reap long-term benefits from investments designed to insulate them from man-made and natural disasters.

November 19, 2014

The ancient Lebanese city will rely on Tony Sfier to help it tackle its most serious challenges in millennia, Guardian Cities reports.

September 1, 2014

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.

August 18, 2014

A newly launched “resilience partnership” sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and USAID will feature a design competition, predictive modeling and financing options for vulnerable cities and regions.

August 13, 2014

The $100 million initiative aims to help urban areas prepare for shocks that range from climate change to man-made and natural disasters to economic distress and social tensions.

July 24, 2014

Southern Thailand’s largest city developed a flood mitigation strategy that mixes technology and people power, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports.

June 24, 2014

Colombia’s first chief resilience officer is strongly influenced by his experiences working on social justice in South Africa, the Rockefeller Foundation says.

June 10, 2014
The Rockefeller Foundation's president laid out the case for building cities' resilience at the World Urban Forum in Medellín. Here's what she said.
Neal Peirce May 8, 2014
The planning and partnerships building now may be what will save this low-income neighborhood when disaster strikes.
Justin Gerdes May 7, 2014
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