Urenio Watch Watch: Cities

Urban Land Institute to Partner with 100 Resilient Cities to Help Improve Resilience of Urban Areas Globally

Last week, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, becoming part of its Platform of Partners. In this capacity, ULI will offer expertise on building for resilience to a select group of 100RC cities as they design and implement their comprehensive resilience strategies.

The Platform Partners are a vital component of 100RC’ s efforts, providing cities with tools they need to prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from acute shocks such as hurricanes, fires, and floods, as well as ongoing stresses, such as water shortages, homelessness, and unemployment. Current Platform Partners represent a wide array of leaders from the private sector, the public sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the academic community.

“In an increasingly complex and challenging world, cities need partnerships with organizations such as ULI to withstand the shocks and stresses of the 21st century,’ said Michael Berkowitz, president of 100 Resilient Cities. “By providing advisory services to our network cities, ULI is leading by example and is helping to build a global resilience movement.’

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