Breakthroughs, trends and innovations from cities around the globe
Urban designers are helping three major U. S. cities strengthen resilience on everything from floods to food deserts, the American Institute of Architects says.
The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking scalable solutions on crime, pollution, education, inequality and more.
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.
A nonprofit aids humanitarian efforts by digitally mapping the location of hospitals and schools, according to the Rockefeller Foundation.
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.
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.
Jeff Hebert’s portfolio will include flood mitigation, coastal restoration and many other things, the Times-Picayune reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southern Thailand’s largest city developed a flood mitigation strategy that mixes technology and people power, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports.
Colombia’s first chief resilience officer is strongly influenced by his experiences working on social justice in South Africa, the Rockefeller Foundation says.