The Urban Resilience Summit 2017

From July 25-28, 2017, nearly 500 urban resilience leaders from cities around the world, including 80 Chief Resilience Officers, gathered in New York City to share ideas and innovations from their cities, collaborated on new solutions, explored New York as a living laboratory for urban resilience, and together charted the course of the movement we are building.

Here’s a look back at what we did during the week:

and how you can engage with 100RC going forward:


Monday, July 24, 2017

9:00 AM ET | Dr. Rajiv Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, and Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities, open the Summit.

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10:00 AM AM ET | Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities, will deliver a keynote address on the progress and impact this community has made in the last 4 years.

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10:45 AM ET | Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, welcomes Summit participants to the city, and talks about what resilience means to New York.

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2:45 PM ET | Bryna Lipper, Senior Vice President and Chief Resilience Advisor for 100 Resilient Cities, will moderate a conversation on the future of cities with a panel of urban experts:

  • Zahira Asmal, Founder and Managing Director of The City
  • Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director of Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice at the World Bank
  • Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic, The New York Times
  • Chris Michael, Editor, Guardian Cities

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

8:30 AM ET | Gabriela Elgueta, Chief Resilience Officer of Santiago, Chile, and Andrea Valsagna, Chief Resilience Officer of Santa Fe, Argentina, react to our community’s ideas and talk about the future of resilience in Latin America.

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9 AM – 3 PM ET | The Network at Work: From “Building Economic Resilience in Low Income Communities” to “Social Inclusion and Community Engagement,” our networks of resilience practitioners and partners will convene share and spur ideas to help advance resilience-building work in cities.

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5:30 PM ET | Toby Kent, Chief Resilience Officer of Melbourne, Australia, will join us for a live conversation about Melbourne’s resilience challenges and the power of working with a global network of practitioners.

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6:00 PM ET | Mike Mendonça, Chief Resilience Officer of Wellington, New Zealand, and Mike Gillooly, Chief Resilience Officer of Christchurch, New Zealand join us for a live conversation on regional resilience and partnership.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

8:30 AM ET | New York City’s resilience story: New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, Dan Zarrilli, will share updates about the progress of OneNYC, New York’s resilience strategy.

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10 AM – 5 PM ET | Living Laboratories: From exploring food system vulnerability and resilience in the Bronx to urban biodiversity in Jamaica Bay, sites all around New York City – 14 in total – will be living laboratories for Summit participants to learn about multi-benefit resilience solutions.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

8:30 AM ET | Member Cities in Implementation: 32 cities around the world have released urban resilience strategies. Chief Resilience Officers from cities actively implementing resilience strategies will lead a conversation about what they’ve learned and how they’re moving forward.

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