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Resilient Calgary:

Creating a Calgary that is more resilient in the face of stressors and shocks.

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Calgary Resilience

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Creating a Calgary that is more resilient in the face of stressors and shocks.

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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:

  1. Financial support for the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) or a resilience office/team
  2. Support with creating a Resilience Strategy
  3. Resources to support the strategy implementation, to help move our resilience projects forward
  4. 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.

Timeline:

Calgary Resilience Strategy
Development and Implementation

2013

Q2-Q4

  • Flooding

2014

Q3-Q4

  • Snowtember

2015

Q1-Q2

  • Economic Shift
  • Lack Of Affordable Housing

Q3-Q4

  • Council Resilience Strategic Session
  • Submission 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Application

FRAMEWORK

2016

Q1-Q2

  • Calgary Joins 100 RC
  • Infrastructure Calgary formed

Q3-Q4

  • 100RC Orientation Phase

2017

Q1

  • Agenda Setting Workshop - March 3

Q2 - Q4, Q1 2018

  • Calgary Resilience Strategies Development

2018

Q1

  • Seek Council Approval

Q2-Q4

  • Resilience Strategies Implementation

Q3-Q4

  • Bake into 2019-2022 Business Plan and Budget

Contact:


Christine Arthurs
Director of Resilience & Infrastructure Calgary
(403) 268-8758

Adonica Marchand
(403) 268-3526

Lorna Wallace
(403) 268-5269

Heather Galbraith
(403) 268-5057