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28 july 2016

100 cities take up the challenge of resilience.

Last May, the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) worldwide network reached its goal of 100 member cities!

Last May, 37 members joined the 63 cities already affiliated with the platform dedicated to urban resilience. This global initiative was launched in 2013 by the Rockefeller Foundation to assist cities in meeting major urban challenges, whether climate risks, growing urbanization, aging infrastructure linked to essential services, or terrorist threats.  

Since then, chief resilience officers have been appointed in many major cities, from Paris to New York through Rotterdam.

The method is the same everywhere: in each member city, the Foundation relies on a network of experts. In this respect, Veolia has joined forces with the reinsurer Swiss Re to consider how to get vital infrastructure back up and running after a disaster, especially in New Orleans.