Building Urban Resilience: Chief Resilience Officers Share Their Stories

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Chief Resilience Officers (CROs) are top-level advisors who report directly to a city mayor. Their task is to establish a compelling resilience vision for the city they live in, working across departments and with the local community to maximize innovation and minimize the impact of unforeseen events.

100 Resilient Cities, an organisation pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, puts CROs at the heart of its mission to ensure that urban centers can withstand large disasters and smaller everyday stresses.

Recently, Zilient had the chance to sit down and talk with three CROs about the future of urban resilience, to learn more about the work they’re doing locally and how they’re sharing knowledge to implement resilience-building initiatives across the globe.

The CROs featured in this video are:

For more info about these CROs and their cities, visit: http://www.100resilientcities.org/cities/