Sunday, May 19, 2013

100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge Announced by The Rockefeller Foundation

On May 14th, The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $100 million commitment to build urban resilience in cities around the world. The Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge will select one hundred cities and, through technical support and resources for developing and implementing plans for urban resilience, help them leverage billions of additional dollars in infrastructure financing.

"One-hundred years ago today, The Rockefeller Foundation opened its doors with the mission to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world ... With more people living in metro regions than ever before, cities are mission critical to this goal." - Dr. Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

The Foundation is inviting the world's cities to participate. Winners will be announced in three rounds over the next three years, with the final round of winners named in 2015.

To learn more, read the press release, visit the Challenge website, and/or watch the < 3 minute video on YouTube.

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