Dallas invited to join 100 Resilient Cities Network
Dallas is among 35 cities from around the world invited to join the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network. Chosen from more than 350 applicants that applied to the 2014 Resilient Cities Challenge, Dallas will be part of a group of network cities, including Mexico City; Byblos, Lebanon; New York City; Dakar, Senegal; Surat, India; and Bangkok, Thailand.
“I’m proud to accept this honor on behalf of the City of Dallas,” said Mayor Mike Rawlings. “As a winner of the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge, we are now part of a network of urban centers that are better prepared to respond to 21st century challenges.”
100 Resilient Cites was created by The Rockefeller Foundation with the goal of helping cities build resilience to the threats that are increasingly part of the 21st century. These threats include chronic food and water shortages, crime, pollution and insufficient public transportation systems. Each city is also eligible to receive grant funds to hire a Chief Resilience Officer to lead the analysis, planning and implementation of the city’s resilience strategy, working with different government agencies and across sectors of society. The announcement was made during The Rockefeller Foundation’s Urban Resilience Summit in Singapore.