The creation of a new organization that aims to create a resilience strategy for at least 100 cities was announced during the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting on September 24.
The organization, 100 Resilient Cities, will be supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, joined by Swiss Re, Palantir, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Architecture for Humanity, and Palantir. The global Commitment to Action to the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, will support at least 100 cities in hiring a Chief Resilience Officer to create a resilience strategy and provide access to tools for infrastructure development. The strategy will allow cities to overcome challenges such as extreme weather, seismic events, or terrorism.
“The American Institute of Architects and Architecture for Humanity are committed to creating a series of Regional Resilient Design Studios,” AIA Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, said in a statement. “By building upon our experience helping recover in the wake of major disasters, these studios will train and engage architects in their communities before disasters strike. We are excited to share this resource with the network of cities created through 100 Resilient Cities.”
More than 500 cities registered to participate, and selected cities will be announced December 3. For more information, click here.