100RC and AT Osborne Announce Partnership On Infrastructure, Traffic & Mobility

AT Osborne Will Provide Vital Resilience Building Tool to 100RC’s Network, Will Help Cities Build or Rebuild Roads and Railways, and Manage Traffic and Mobility.

AT Osborne Joins 100RC Group of Platform Partners, along with Companies like Microsoft and Swiss Re, Offering Best-In-Class Resilience Building-Tools to Member Cities

New York / Baarn (Netherlands)100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is today announcing a partnership with AT Osborne, which will offer a critical resilience building tool to 100RC’s member cities. The tool will help cities recognize good ideas about (re)building their roads and railways (heavy and light), and about traffic and mobility, that improve their resilience, and can be built in a way that keeps the city vital during the building process. The tool will be available to members of the 100RC Network, as cities design and implement their comprehensive Resilience Strategies.

AT Osborne joins a prestigious group of other “Platform Partners” that have committed to helping cities around the world prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from the ‘shocks’ – catastrophic events like hurricanes, fires, and floods – and ‘stresses’ – slow-moving disasters like water shortages, homelessness, and unemployment – which are increasingly part of 21st century life.  The Platform Partners are a vital component of 100RC’s efforts, both providing cities with tools they need to build resilience and influencing the market as other resilience tools are developed. Current Platform Partners represent a wide array of private sector, public sector, NGO, and academic community leaders.

“Demographic, economic, technological and climatic developments mean that man is constantly faced with the need and desire for physical interventions in the arrangement of its environment. Solving urban matters requires the ability to play with complexity,” said Wim Demmers, AT Osborne CEO. “We know how to solve complex infrastructural issues; that’s one of the most important reasons we support building a global resilience movement.”

“In an increasingly complex and challenging world, cities need partnerships with companies like AT Osborne to withstand the shocks and stresses of the 21st century,” said Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities.  “By providing infrastructure, traffic and mobility to improve resilience to our network city, AT Osborne is leading by example, and is helping to build a global resilience movement, just when it is needed first.  We know how infrastructure, traffic and mobility can degrade resilience, and that makes it so important to turn this around, and have these improve resilience.”

100RC is dedicated to helping cities become more resilient to the shocks and stresses that are a growing part of the 21st century. Each city in the 100RC network receives four concrete types of support:

  • Financial and logistical guidance for establishing an innovative new position in city government, a Chief Resilience Officer, who will lead the city’s resilience efforts;
  • Technical support for development of a robust Resilience Strategy;
  • Access to solutions, service providers, and partners from the private, public, academic, and NGO sectors who can help them develop and implement their resilience strategies; and
  • Membership of a global network of member cities who can learn from and help each other.

Platform partners are dedicated to providing 100RC network cities with solutions that integrate big data, analytics, technology, resilience land use planning, infrastructure design, and new financing and insuring products. Other 100RC Platform Partners include Microsoft, Swiss Re, Palantir, the World Bank, MWH Global, Veolia, and Sandia National Laboratories.

About 100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides this assistance through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer in each of our cities who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a Resilience Strategy; access to private sector, public sector, academic, and NGO resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges. 100RC currently has 67 member cities. For more information, visit: www.100ResilientCities.org.


Partner Contact Info: Jurgen van der Heijden (jhe@atosborne.nl; +31-621439830)
100 Resilient Cities: Andrew Brenner (ABrenner@100RC.org; 646-612-7236)