The City of Calgary was named part of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation in May 2016. The 100RC is a global network of cities working to address some of the biggest challenges facing cities.
Membership in this network will significantly strengthen current work being done by The City of Calgary and partners to prepare for and recover from stressors and shocks stemming from social, economic and environmental challenges. It will enable The City to have the capacity to coordinate resilience planning efforts within The Corporation, with our partners and regionally, through a resiliency lens.
What is Resiliency?
Urban Resilience, as defined by 100RC, is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience. Our resilience is tied to learning, adapting and continually improving.
Benefits of membership into the 100RC Network include:
Financial support for the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) or a resilience office/team
Support with creating a Resilience Strategy
Resources to support the strategy implementation, to help move our resilience projects forward
Networking opportunities with other cities across the world, to share our knowledge and learn something from them
Through the 100RC Network, we will we be learning from other cities, and sharing our Calgary experience with others. It’s an exciting opportunity to elevate our city on the world stage.