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100 Resilient Cities

Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation

100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not only the shocks -earthquakes, oods, outbreaks of disease, etc.- but also the stresses that weaken a city’s structure on a day to day or cyclical basis. Examples of these stresses include high unemployment; an overtaxed or ine cient public transportation system; endemic violence; or chronic food and water shortages. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations.

100RC aims not only to help individual cities become more resilient, but will facilitate the building of a global practice of resilience... 

Medellín was one of the rst cities to be selected to form part of the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge. Unlike others that focused their attention on the capacity to overcome natural disasters or the value of disaster risk management, Medellín focused its proposal on assuming resilience, such as:


The capacity that the city (as an urban, social and political system) and its inhabitants have developed to resist, overcome and learn from the causes and e ects of national violence. This has been experienced for more than 60 years, particularly urban violence, which underwent its most di cult times in the nineties, intensi ed by the drug tra cking business, and since then, it has transformed into multiple expressions of violence.

For more information visit:

Knowledge exchange Medellín, Río de janeiro - Porto Alegre

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