The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) announced the launch of the 2014 100 Resilient Cities Challenge, which is now open to cities worldwide.
Applications to be part of the 100 Resilient Cities Network will be accepted until September 10th, 2014, at which point 100RC and a group of dedicated judges will begin evaluating these applications to select the next cohort of member cities.
100 Resilient Cities defines resilience as
the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.
The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge is supporting cities that are ready to adopt innovative approaches to building resilience to the physical, economic, and social challenges that are a part of 21st century life. These challenges are not just shocks such as fires, floods, and earthquakes, but also stresses such as endemic crime, chronic food and water shortages, and monolithic economies.
The Challenge invites applications from cities worldwide that are ready to address to the social, economic, and physical challenges that they increasingly face in an urbanizing world.