35 cities added to Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Challenge

Chicago, Dallas, and Pittsburgh are among the U.S. cities to join the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.

December 03, 2014 |

The AIA Foundation has commended the addition of 35 new cities worldwide to 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, to be part of the 100 Resilient Cities network. The announcement was made during The Rockefeller Foundation’s Urban Resilience Summit in Singapore.

The AIA Foundation became a platform partner in the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge as part of a commitment made at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. Partners pledged to support the cities’ Chief Resilience Officers (CRO), create resilience strategies, and provide access to tools, technical support, and resources. 100 Resilient Cities also pledged to create a network for CROs to share information and best practices.

“The AIA Foundation – through the American Institute of Architects component network nationwide – is already working in several of the selected U.S. cities to guide them in their selection of chief resilience officers and to provide AIA member expertise in resilience planning," said AIA Foundation Executive Director Sherry-Lea Bloodworth Botop. "Indeed, the AIAF hopes to act as a matchmaker of sorts between the cities that have been granted CROs and the architects and planning experts who can offer assistance and can help integrate design thinking into the monumental tasks facing CROs."

The cities selected as winners of the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge are:

  • Accra, Ghana
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • Athens, Greece
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • Bangalore, India
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Calí, Colombia
  • Chennai, India
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Deyang, China
  • Enugu, Nigeria
  • Huangshi, China
  • Juarez, Mexico
  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • London, England
  • Milan, Italy
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Paris, France
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Toyama, Japan
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
  • Wellington City, New Zealand
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