Last December, the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Challenge announced the first 32 cities selected in the program, ranging from Ashkelon, Israel, to Vejle, Denmark. This month, the second round of the challenge opens: applications for the program are now available. By the end of this year, 33 more cities will have been accepted into the initiative.
Part of the challenge involves designating a “chief resilience officer,” which San Francisco has already done with the appointment of Patrick Otellini. Otellini will join other experts from New York City and New Orleans in speaking about lessons learned from natural disasters in their respective cities at ULI’sBuilding the Resilient City Conference, scheduled for September 4 and 5 in San Francisco.
Read more at Urban Land magazine.