We Focus on Impact

Cities face an uncertain future, and we're helping them prepare.

Progress towards our mission

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We provide funding, capacity building, and technical assistance to help cities change the way they understand their risks and plan for their futures. We partner closely with cities as they hire a Chief Resilience Officer, develop a holistic resilience strategy, and most importantly, implement the projects identified in their strategy.

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46

holistic Resilience Strategies, with more than 2,300 concrete actions and initiatives.

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16,600

members of community of practice working on urban resilience in our cities globally.

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We are building an urban resilience marketplace, comprised of a diverse network of industry leaders and service providers from the private and non-profit sectors which compliment our global network of cities. We connect cities to the partners who have the solutions they need, and ensure new solutions are created where necessary.

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175

collaborations between partners and cities to address city challenges.

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$210M

of pledged support from Platform Partners.

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We cultivate and empower local leaders to serve as resilience champions and experts. Working with local stakeholders, we deliver trainings, share best practices, solve problems, and collectively build the global movement for urban resilience.

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84

CROs hired and trained to lead their cities’ resilience efforts.

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18,000+

hours of resilience capacity-building delivered to CROs.

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We inspire and influence global thought leaders, policy makers, and financial institutions to incentivize and support resilience building, in our cities and around the world, by proving the value of resilience and amplifying work being done on the ground.

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$1.8 billion+

leveraged from national, philanthropic and private sources to implement resilience projects.

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2,100

key media citations of 100RC’s work and thought-leadership.

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Impact Stories from Around the Globe

Santiago de Chile’s Pocket Parks

Amman and Athens Collaborate with the International Rescue Committee to Tackle Urban Migration

Mexico City Builds Resilient Infrastructure that Brings the Community Together

Atlanta’s Proctor Creek Greenway delivers multiple co-benefits from a single intervention

Nigerian Cities Join Forces to Build Resilience

Our Approach

Our Approach to Measuring and Evaluating Impact

We capture learnings and track impact in three ways. When combined, we hope the resulting lessons and insights will help advance the work of urban resilience practitioners around the world.

External researchers: The Urban Institute and a series of global partners are conducting an external evaluation of our partnerships with cities and industry leaders over the next five years.

Internal Monitoring: Regular tracking of program activities and outcomes helps us drive toward success and course correct when there are important lessons to apply to our program and partnerships.

City Reporting: Regular reporting directly from our cities allows us to identify regional and other trends, learn together, and apply cities’ experiences of success and challenges.

For more information or to partner with us on research: info@100resilientcities.org

Join the urban resilience movement

Partners and Experts

Join our platform of partners to help design and implement cities’ resilience strategies, whether as an organization or as an individual subject matter expert. Learn more.

Citizens

Help your city build resilience by learning how communities are taking action, by reaching out to your city’s Chief Resilience Officer, or by tweeting @100ResCities to share what your city needs to become more resilient.

Cities

Are you a city leader who wants to get your city involved?  Let us know about your interest, or learn about the role the Chief Resilience Officer and how to develop a Resilience Strategy.