We Focus on Impact

Cities face an uncertain future, and we're helping them prepare.

Our mission is to catalyze a global urban resilience movement. We deploy four key strategies in pursuit of this mission.

  • City Action

    We partner closely with cities as they hire a CRO, create a holistic resilience strategy, and most importantly, implement it. We provide funding, capacity building and technical assistance to help cities change the way they understand risk and plan for the future.

  • Resilience Solutions

    We seek to build an urban resilience marketplace. To do that, we are building a diverse network of global industry leaders and innovators from the private and non-profit sectors to match our diverse network of cities. These partners deliver solutions to cities and collaborate to create new services and tools where necessary.

  • Global Influence

    By proving and sharing the value of resilience solutions, 100RC seeks to inspire and influence global thought leaders, policy makers, and financial institutions to incentivize and fund resilience building—in our cities and around the world.

  • Local Leaders

    To be successful, local leaders must serve as resilience champions and experts, and galvanize support among stakeholders and residents. We partner with CROs and local leaders to deliver trainings, share best practices, solve problems, and collectively build the resilience practice—with the larger goal of generating collective action toward resilience building.

Progress towards our mission

  • Icon for City Action City Action
  • Icon for Resilience Solutions Resilience Solutions
  • Icon for Local Leaders Local Leaders
  • Icon for Global Influence Global Influence

Designing and implementing actions and initiatives that will transform the future of our cities

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holistic Resilience Strategies, with more than 2,300 concrete actions and initiatives


members of community of practice working on urban resilience in our cities globally

Connecting and catalyzing key global partners to deliver value and innovate solutions in our cities

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collaborations between partners and cities to address city challenges


of pledged support from Platform Partners

Building the capacity of resilience practitioners to deliver in their cities and champion the practice

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CROs hired and trained to lead their cities’ resilience efforts


hours of resilience capacity-building delivered to CROs

Influencing global actors to incentivize funding for resilience projects and promote the resilience practice.

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$1.8 billion+

leveraged from national, philanthropic and private sources to implement resilience projects


key media citations of 100RC’s work and thought-leadership

Impact Stories from Around the Globe

Two Cities – Amman and Athens – Collaborate with the International Rescue Committee to Tackle Urban Migration

Mexico City Builds Resilient Infrastructure that Brings the Community Together

Atlanta’s Proctor Creek Greenway delivers multiple co-benefits from a single intervention

Berkeley Makes a Major Investment in Resilient Infrastructure

Nigerian Cities Join Forces to Build Resilience

Our Approach

Our Approach to Measuring and Evaluating Impact

We capture learnings and track impact in three ways. When combined, we hope the resulting lessons and insights will help advance the work of urban resilience practitioners around the world.

External researchers: The Urban Institute and a series of global partners are conducting an external evaluation of our partnerships with cities and industry leaders over the next five years.

Internal Monitoring: Regular tracking of program activities and outcomes helps us drive toward success and course correct when there are important lessons to apply to our program and partnerships.

City Reporting: Regular reporting directly from our cities allows us to identify regional and other trends, learn together, and apply cities’ experiences of success and challenges.

For more information or to partner with us on research: info@100resilientcities.org

Join the urban resilience movement

Partners and Experts

Join our platform of partners to help design and implement cities’ resilience strategies, whether as an organization or as an individual subject matter expert. Learn more.


Help your city build resilience by learning how communities are taking action, by reaching out to your city’s Chief Resilience Officer, or by tweeting @100ResCities to share what your city needs to become more resilient.


Are you a city leader who wants to get your city involved?  Let us know about your interest, or learn about the role the Chief Resilience Officer and how to develop a Resilience Strategy.