Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Challenges Oakland, CA to Come up with a Plan for City Resilience
The Rockefeller Foundation pioneered a global city challenge in 2015 for cities to consider the risks they face with issues like climate change, poverty, instability, natural disasters, and everyday shocks like crime or economic disadvantage. They warned the cities were not doing enough to engage and prepare their constituencies and visitors to know what to do, where to go, and how to protect themselves rather than wait for assistance to arrive in the case of large scale emergencies.
The world listened and the first wave of 100 cities were chosen from a competition of many with Oakland, San Francisco, and Berkeley leading the way for California's resilience agenda. Visit the 100RC website to learn more about this world changing initiative and the fantastic global phenomenon that has grown from this challenge where resilience is something many people now think about every day and we work together looking for ways to bounce back in the face of growing adversity.