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About 100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation

100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.   100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks – earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. – but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis.  Examples of these stresses include high unemployment; an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system; endemic violence; or chronic food and water shortages.  By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations. 

Cities in the 100RC network are provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience along four main pathways:

  1. 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;
  2. Expert support for development of a robust resilience strategy;
  3. Access to solutions, service providers, and partners from the private, public and NGO sectors who can help them develop and implement their resilience strategies; and
  4. Membership of a global network of member cities who can learn from and help each other.

Through these actions, 100RC aims not only to help individual cities become more resilient, but will facilitate the building of a global practice of resilience among governments, NGOs, the private sector, and individual citizens. 

We began working with our first group of 32 cities in December of 2013. In 2014, we received 330 applications from 94 countries for our second cohort, and we announced the 35 cities of round 2 in December. The last 100 Resilient Cities Challenge will open to applicants late in 2015. 

100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation is financially supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and managed as a sponsored project by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides governance and operational infrastructure to its sponsored projects.

If you still have questions, read through our Frequently Asked Questions.
 

Learn more about us, our partners, and our journey in this video.

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Jobs

Work with us!

Here are the positions we are currently looking to fill. 

  • City Relationships
    • Associate Director, City Relationships – multiple locations
    • Associate, City Relationships - Europe at 100 Resilient Cities
    • Program Manager, Network
  • Strategy Partnerships and Solutions
    • Associate Director, Partner Development
    • Associate Director, Service Implementation

For more information about joining the 100RC team, these open positions, and to apply, visit our jobs page

 

Applicants for certain job listings on Craigslist have reported to us that they have received responses from a person claiming to be with The Rockefeller Foundation or 100 Resilient Cities and offering a job. Neither 100 Resilient Cities nor The Foundation makes job offers via email or through Craigslist. If you receive a job offer via email or any other communication or request seemingly from the Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities, or someone claiming to work for either organization, that you feel is suspicious, please disregard that communication.

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Meet the Team


Michael Berkowitz 
President

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Contact Michael on Twitter @berkmic.


 

Andrew Salkin 
COO

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Bryna Lipper 
Vice President for Relationships

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Jose Baptista 
Vice President for Platform Service Operations

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Liz Yee
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Solutions

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Maxwell Young 
Vice President, Global Communications and Marketing

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Elizabeth Mercer 
Deputy COO and Chief of Staff

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Amy Armstrong 
Director, City Relationships

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Cristiana Fragola
Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East

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Lauren Sorkin
Platform Director

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Rajanthi Manivannan
Operations and Strategy Manager

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Liz Agbor-Tabi
Associate Director, City Relationships

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Corinne LeTourneau
Associate Director, City Relationships

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Scott Rosenstein
Associate Director, City Relationships

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Katya Sienkiewicz
Associate Director, City Relationships

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Vikram Singh
Associate Director, City Relationships

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Aaron Spencer
Associate Director, City Relationships

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Nicola Thomson
Associate Director, City Relationships

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Paul Nelson
Network and Learning Manager

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Leah Flax 
Project Manager

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Mariane Jang 
Program Manager

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David Schreiner 
Digital Communications and Marketing Manager

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Sandy Tung 
Platform Manager

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Michael Odermatt 
Special Assistant to the President

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Roya Shariat 
Global Communications Associate

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Alan Zhuang
Associate, City Relations

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Alyssa Rhodes 
Associate, City Relations

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Andres Quinche 
Associate, City Relationships

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Mari Haraldsson
Associate, City Relationships

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Vittoria Zanuso 
Associate, City Relationships

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Kathryn Maughan 
Assistant to City Relationships Team

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Julie Brown 
Assistant to Michael Berkowitz and Andrew Salkin

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