CDMX Head of Government Announces City Resilience Office

  • The CDMX Resilience Office will be responsible for linking, verifying, analyzing and monitoring programs and projects in the field of resilience, with the support of different agencies, institutions, associations and local organizations.
  • One year after the launch of its Resilience Strategy, the Head of Government of Mexico City announced the creation of the Resilience Office, during a visit to the headquarters of 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.

NEW YORK – Miguel Ángel Mancera, Head of Government of Mexico City, announced today the creation of the CDMX Resilience Office, a body dedicated to continuing the process of building resilience in the city.

The CDMX Resilience Office, the first of its kind in Mexico, will be responsible for linking, verifying, analyzing and supervising programs and projects in this field, with the support of different agencies, institutions, associations and local organizations.

In a visit to the headquarters of 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) in New York, Miguel Ángel Mancera shared Mexico City’s progress in implementing its Resilience Strategy launched one year ago.

During the announcement, the Head of Government underscored that urban resilience is the ability of cities to confront events of nature and to overcome other types of chronic stresses that test their ability to adapt.

According to the Head of Government, the Resilience Office is constituted as a decentralized agency of the local office of the Ministry of the Environment (SEDEMA), thereby complementing efforts across the city. This office is the first in the country, marking a historic precedent for resilience in Mexico.

“Building resilience is a priority issue for Mexico City. Under this lens, we seek to improve quality of life and safety in the capital city, including by being prepared to face contingencies such as natural disasters generated by climate change,” said Mancera.

A member of the 100RC network of cities since 2013, CDMX in 2016 launched a Resilience Strategy – the first in the country – that allows the city to plan holistic solutions to local challenges generated by globalization, urbanization and climate change, and their corresponding social and economic impacts.

In February of this year, CDMX adopted its first Political Constitution; the concept of resilience is incorporated into three main categories: social inclusion, territorial administration and governance.

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