100RC & Knowledge Hub Announce Partnership to Improve Knowledge Sharing and Digital Collaboration in Cities

Knowledge Hub Will Provide Access to Professional Collaboration Platform  to 100RC’s Network Cities, Which Will Enable Cities to Improve Knowledge Sharing and Stakeholder Engagement

Knowledge Hub Joins 100RC Group of Platform Partners, along with Companies like Microsoft and Swiss Re, Offering Best-In-Class Resilience Building-Tools to 100RCs Network Cities

Reading, United Kingdom – 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is today announcing a partnership with Knowledge Hub, which will offer a critical resilience building tool to 100RC’s network cities. The digital collaboration platform will allow for improved knowledge sharing and provide a forum for civic engagement, a crucial element for cities as they design and implement their comprehensive Resilience Strategies. Knowledge Hub will be available to members of the 100RC network.

Knowledge Hub joins a prestigious group of other “Platform Partners” that have committed to helping cities around the world prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from the ‘shocks’ – catastrophic events like hurricanes, fires, and floods – and ‘stresses’ – slow-moving disasters like water shortages, homelessness, and unemployment – which are increasingly part of 21st century life. The Platform Partners are a vital component of 100RC’s efforts, both providing cities with tools they need to build resilience and influencing the market as other resilience tools are developed. Current Platform Partners represent a wide array of private sector, public sector, NGO, and academic community leaders.

“We are proud to support 100RC’s network cities, their partners and their communities to share knowledge and learn from each other,” said Jason Fahy, Chief Executive of Knowledge Hub. “We see the Knowledge Hub platform as an essential tool for engaging stakeholders throughout not only the development of a city’s Resilience Strategy, but also as an ongoing feedback loop during implementation. The tool is already being utilized worldwide, and is a natural fit with 100RC’s global resilience movement.”

“In an increasingly complex and challenging world, cities need partnerships with companies like Knowledge Hub to withstand the shocks and stresses of the 21st century,” said Michael Berkowitz, President of 100RC. “By providing its collaboration platform and digital tools to our network cities, Knowledge Hub is leading by example, and is helping to break down barriers between municipal government and urban stakeholders, leading to a broader and deeper impact on a city’s resilience.”

100RC is dedicated to helping cities become more resilient to the shocks and stresses that are a growing part of the 21st century. Each city in the 100RC network receives four concrete types of support:

  • Financial and logistical guidance for establishing an innovative new position in city government, a Chief Resilience Officer, who will lead the city’s resilience efforts;
  • Technical support for development of a robust Resilience Strategy;
  • Access to solutions, service providers, and partners from the private, public, academic, and NGO sectors who can help them develop and implement their resilience strategies; and
  • Membership of a global network of member cities who can learn from and help each

Platform partners are dedicated to providing 100RC network cities with solutions that integrate big data, analytics, technology, resilience land use planning, infrastructure design, and new financing and insuring products. Other 100RC Platform Partners include Microsoft, Swiss Re, the World Bank, MasterCard, Veolia, and Sandia National Laboratories.

About 100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation

100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides this assistance through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer in each of our cities who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a Resilience Strategy; access to private sector, public sector, academic, and NGO resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges. For more information, visit: www.100ResilientCities.org.

About Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Hub supports public service and not-for-profit organizations and their partners through its online collaboration platform. Knowledge Hub members – numbering more than 150,000 from local and central government, health, education, emergency services and not for profit organizations – use the platform to share information and best practices, and as place to go to give and receive help.  Knowledge Hub will make it easy for Chief Resilience Officers to engage their communities and partners in developing and implementing resilience strategies.  For more information, visit www.khub.net.