Mayors and City Leaders on Partnership with 100RC

Since being founded by The Rockefeller Foundation in 2013 as part of its centennial celebration, 100 Resilient Cities has partnered with cities around the world to help them build resilience to the urgent challenges they face. Cities have hired more than 80 Chief Resilience Officers, released more than 50 visionary and actionable resilience strategies, and secured more than $3.35 billion in funding for urban projects.

Current mayors and city leaders reflect on why cities are so important, how partnership with the global network, The Rockefeller Foundation, and 100 Resilient Cities has transformed their work, and why they are hopeful for the future of their cities:



Mayors and city leaders include (in order of appearance):

  • William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, United States
  • Patricia de Lille, Former Mayor of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Won-soon Park, Mayor of Seoul, South Korea
  • Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, United States
  • Aqel Biltaji, Former Mayor of Amman, Jordan
  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, United States
  • Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary, Canada
  • Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, France
  • Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Claudio Orrego, Former Governor of Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Mitch Landrieu, Former Mayor of New Orleans, United States
  • Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, United States