Rockefeller Foundation challenges cities to become more sustainable
May 16, 2013
Numerous factors can challenge the resilience of entire cities, from earthquakes and storms to financial downfalls and man-made disasters. To make metropolitan areas stay relatively similar and only approach an upward trajectory in the future, the Rockefeller Foundation recently launched a new $100 million initiative.
During The 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, administrators at the foundation will choose 100 cities from across the globe and draft plans to make their infrastructures more resilient using new technologies and other developmental resources. Rockefeller executives decided to go this route because many areas have trouble bouncing back after various disasters.
"With more people living in metro regions than ever before, cities are mission critical to this goal," foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin noted, promoting the benefits of making regions more sustainable. "At the start of the Rockefeller Foundation's second century, we see urban resilience as an idea whose time has come."
The Rockefeller Foundation was created in 1913 and has a presence not only in the United States, but in various nations around the world, with the goal of improving the overall well-being of humanity.
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