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100 Resilient Cities to partner with Perkins Eastman

Perkins Eastman joins 100RC group of Platform Partners to offer resilience-building services to member cities.

By 100 Resilient Cities | February 10, 2016
100 Resilient Cities to partner with Perkins Eastman

The Lenox Hill Healthplex is Manhattan’s first freestanding emergency department. Photo: Chris Cooper Photography/Courtesy Perkins Eastman.


This week, 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) announced that Perkins Eastman will join 100RC’s roster of Platform Partners.

The announcement will make the firm’s design, architecture, and planning services available to select 100RC Network members as they create and implement comprehensive resilience strategies. Through this partnership, Perkins Eastman will conduct one-day design integrated resilience planning workshops and provide design and consulting services around specific issues related to the built environment. Perkins Eastman becomes the first architecture firm to become a 100RC Platform Partner.

Platform Partners helps cities around the world prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from the “shocks” – catastrophic events like hurricanes, fires, and floods – and “stresses” – slow-moving disasters like water shortages, homelessness, and unemployment. The Platform Partners provide cities with tools they need to build resilience and influence the market as other resilience tools are developed. Current Platform Partners represent an array of private sector, public sector, NGO, and academic sector leaders. The addition of Perkins Eastman expands upon the design and architecture resources available to member cities.

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Perkins Eastman led multidisciplinary efforts throughout the New York Metropolitan area to create innovative plans and strategies for rebuilding communities, climate adaptation, and long-term resilience. Perkins Eastman has also led an interdisciplinary consortium to address the phenomena of aging populations. This work has been recognized with numerous awards, and in the process helped areas of New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey receive millions of dollars in additional funding for rebuilding efforts.

Each city in the 100RC network receives four concrete types of support:

  • Financial and logistical guidance for establishing a new position in city government, a Chief Resilience Officer, who will lead the city’s resilience efforts
  • Technical support for development of a robust resilience strategy
  • Access to solutions, service providers, and partners from the private, public, academic, and NGO sectors who can help them develop and implement their resilience strategies
  • Membership of a global network of member cities who can learn from and help each other.

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