The Platform is a curated suite of resilience-building tools and services, provided by partners from the private, public, academic, and non-profit sectors, giving our cities access to the resources they need to become more resilient.
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Since 2004, AeroFarms has been the leader in building and operating indoor vertical farming. Having built 9 indoor vertical farms across 4 continents, AeroFarms has expertise in horticulture, engineering, data science, project development, and project management to enable local production at scale and the creation of new clean jobs which transform local food systems and address food security. AeroFarms can provide guidance to cities on how to attract vertical farming operations, building food security resiliency for the 21st century.
AIR Worldwide (AIR), a unit of Verisk Analytics, provides cities with catastrophe risk modeling analyses without the need for additional data or dedicated staff, as well as one-day trainings on the science of modeling, best practices for utilizing model results, and the interpretation of the analysis results.
AkzoNobel is developing an Urban Resilience Guide to help cities understand and benefit from the contribution paints, coatings and specialty chemicals make to building both physical and social resilience.
Amec Foster Wheeler provides cities with technical assistance and expertise around managing their critical assets and preparation for climate change, taking an initiative of a city resilience strategy and putting it into a tactical action plan to drive effective implementation.
AGU helps cities find and implement solutions to various types of challenges faced by cities, by matching city leaders to scientists with relevant local expertise to design and implement projects that use Earth and space science to advance resilience.
AIA helps cities improve the resilience of their built environments through design and construction services, engagement, outreach, education, and professional development, including providing CROs access to AIA member architects.
APTIM is a leading energy infrastructure and government services company providing scalable and comprehensive solutions to ever-changing economic, environmental, and infrastructure needs. APTIM will provide risk mitigation and resiliency planning support to Member Cities through its Resilient Power Planning, Strategic and Sustainable Solid Waste Management, and Problem Properties services.
Arcadis is the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, offering deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project, and management services. To 100RC cities, Arcadis will provide city resiliency planning, climate adaptation, and hazard mitigation support through conceptual vulnerability studies and consulting actives.
Arup is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, UK which provides engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment. The Arup City Resilience Framework helps cities understand their urban resilience by providing an accessible, evidence-based articulation of city resilience and giving cities a tool to shape urban planning, practice, and investment.
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, its programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. The Asia Foundation provides Member Cities with training courses to small and medium enterprises in Asia on disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery as well as facilitated forums for local businesses to engage with local and regional government officials on developing integrated and systematic public-private-partnerships (PPPs) for disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.
AT Osborne, provider of solutions for urban matters and spatial issues, helps 100RC Member Cities to recognize good ideas and define management strategies for their traffic and mobility challenges, such as (re)designing their roads and railways, that improve their resilience and can be managed in such a way that keeps cities vital during the building process.
Blue Legacy provides cities access to an extensive digital media library and Alexandra Cousteau as a Water Ambassador for participation in panels, webinars, interviews and pre-recorded messages to raise awareness for urban water challenges
Build Change provides cities training and technical expertise on improving building design standards and construction techniques for low-rise masonry and timber structures to withstand earthquakes and extreme weather events.
CEMEX is a global building materials company working in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Drawing upon its know-how and experience, CEMEX offers a value proposition to local authorities for resilience projects that aims to leave a positive, long-lasting legacy for the city. Through a collaborative method, CEMEX allows member cities to explore, conceive, evaluate and plan tangible solutions to accelerate their progress towards becoming more resilient in four key areas: mobility & infrastructure, buildings & housing, waste & energy, and social development & inclusive business.
Cisco is a leader in the digital transformation of cities. Its Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC) initiative provides advanced IP-based solutions that use the information and communications technology network as a utility for integrated city management and economic development, as well as a better quality of life for citizens. S+CC changes the way cities, towns, and villages are designed, built, managed, and renewed to help achieve economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Cisco leads workshops in which member cities can explore potential solutions and business models to enable city transformation.
Cities Alliance works to promote social inclusion, in particular of poor and vulnerable groups, in urban planning and development, by providing experts to work on site in cities as well as by facilitating knowledge exchanges focused on city development strategies, innovative finance and slum upgrading.
Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) supports cities to develop pre-feasibility studies for high-priority infrastructure projects, by providing detailed analysis of economic, environmental, institutional and social costs and benefits of each investment to help cities enhance a project's resilience value.
City Heroes provides cities an IT platform that establishes direct communications among CROs, volunteers, and citizens. Using mobile devices or computers, citizens can report on hazard exposures, social vulnerabilities, update infrastructure conditions, and communications during emergencies.
Citymart provides procurement guidelines and runs challenges to help cities use procurement as a tool to source innovative and transformative solutions to meet their needs from global solutions providers.
Climate Central helps cities better understand the impacts of sea level rise and coastal flood risks. Using webinars, live demos, and ongoing support, Climate Central enables planners, leaders, and citizens to leverage its global maps, tools, and analysis for resilience efforts, including creating customized, localized fact sheets from its data-rich website.
As a full service architectural, engineering, and planning services company, CSA Group will provide planning, pre-feasibility, and conceptual engineering services to cities that are vulnerable to rising sea level, storm surges, and economic strain as a result of compromised infrastructure. CSA's services will pivot around potential green and grey infrastructure solutions and the interaction with existing infrastructure, with a focus on increasing overall resilience.
CSIRO provides technical expertise and GIS based mapping tools to help cities integrate climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction into action plans, and gives cities access to building simulation tools to assess the energy efficiency of building design options for low-carbon development at the city scale.
Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Deltares provides software tools and technical expertise to support cities in developing climate adaptation strategies and selecting suitable climate adaptation measures. Deltares also supports cities in applying an integrated 3D modelling suite for modelling numerical modelling of storm surge, waves, sediment transport, water quality and ecology in coastal, river, lake and estuarine areas.
DigitalGlobe provides high-resolution satellite imagery to help cities adapt and mitigate risks, such as natural hazards, infrastructure failure, water scarcity, population growth, among other shocks and stresses, and to facilitate urban planning and strategy development.
Doppelmayr is the market leader in ropeway engineering. To date, the Group has built more than 14,600 installations for customers in 89 nations and is a leader in the growing field of urban public transit. Doppelmayr is working with 100 Resilient Cities to identify and analyze cable propelled transit opportunities in member cities.
Earth Economics provides cities with an economic assessment of their ecosystem services to help cities develop their natural capital strategic inititatives, and to make sound and informed natural capital investements.
Esri is a leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and services company operating under a mission to help users apply location-based insights to solve problems and make the world a better place to live. Esri's ArcGIS software allows users in over 350,000 organizations to effectively manage and analyze geographic information in order to make better decisions. As a 100RC Platform Partner, Esri helps 100RC cities build their ArcGIS capacity so they can discover innovative solutions that result in livable, sustainable, and resilient communities.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, with a practice of professionals helping governmental, non-profit and private sector entities through all phases of the emergency management cycle, including prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. Being a part of this collaboration positions EY firms to provide member cities across the world access to our global network of advisors who bring a wealth of experience supporting urban planning and management. While infrastructure is a part of this equation, we will also be involved in drafting recommendations to address many of the environmental and societal challenges facing cities of the 21st century, like health care, economic development, education and job creation.
Findyr provides cities with a technology platform that connects CROs and city departments with their citizens for on demand access to information from anywhere in their cities. Data is verified, real-time, and geo-referenced. Findyr can be used for surveying resident sentiment, infrastructure damage, traffic congestion, and the efficacy of public services.
Fourth Economy is a community and economic development consulting firm that focuses on fostering action to create great communities, impactful organizations, and strong economies. For cities, Fourth Economy will provide an assessment comprised of data analysis, existing plan review, a survey, and a facilitated session to identify possible actions to inform and support resilience-planning and implementation efforts.
frog is a global design and strategy firm that integrates human experience into urban design. frog will facilitate workshops with citizens, organizations, and government officials to generate concepts to help cities meet their resilience challenges. Additionally, frog will utilize its human-centered design toolkit to leave an ongoing legacy of empowerment in the communities with which it works. By working with cities to identify opportunities to improve the urban experience, frog will support development of a roadmap for cost-effective, impactful efforts.
Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD) helps cities to use their Integral Development of Sustainable Communities model, as an integrated approach to developing quality housing, community services, and economic opportunity for low-income communities.
Give2Asia provides cities a means of raising funds from individuals, the private sector and Asia-focused charitable organizations for projects, as well as a means for engaging highly qualified regional NGOs in Asia to contribute to a city's resilience building strategy.
The Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) is a global network of 28 graduate schools of business. GNAM's graduate student-led consulting groups offer advice on specific problems facing cities through a GNAM Urban Resilience course, as well as through a 'virtual knowledge hub' of faculty and researchers as part of the Collaborative on Urban Resilience and Effectiveness (CURE).
GoodCompany Ventures provides entrepreneurs resources to envision persistent social problems as market opportunities, design business models that support long-term social change, and mobilize capital to maximize their impact. Now in its sixth year, GoodCompany Ventures is a 501(c)3 non-profit funded by grants from the Knight Foundation, Halloran Philanthropies and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Good Company Venture's Climate Ventures 2.0's platform helps member cities address climate threats by mobilizing entrepreneurial responses and developing exemplary innovations that can have a real effect on climate threats at the city level.
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) provides cities with best practice guidance, publications and research, and training and networking opportunities to improve their governance structure, legislation, regulation, business processes, budgeting and financial management, procurement, and reporting.
Integrated Electronic Government (IEG7) provides affordable web and mobile based services enabling cities to deliver immediate value while developing a foundation for resilience and flexibility. Some key criteria for smart city development is the identification and visibility of all city assets and resources, including businesses, citizens, and physical infrastructure. IEG7's unique roadmap provides cities with a Self Service Business License Portal to manage all business activity within a city's jurisdiction; tax analytics for improving revenue collections; and case management, which provides a 360 degree view of all city assets and resources.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest development finance institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. IFC provides cities with project advisory support on infrastructure projects. IFC is also seeking to invest in and mobilize capital for bankable projects. It can invest in cities, sub-national entities, or private sector sponsors.
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), established by an initiative of the Japanese Government in 1998, is a research institute that conducts pragmatic and innovative strategic policy research to support sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. IGES is currently offering services that help cities to quantify the benefits of mitigating climate change and air pollution in Asia. Its newly formed city task force is also hoping to facilitate partnerships between cities in Japan and cities in the 100 RC network.
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. Jacobs is joining 100RC's network of Platform Partners to provide a Resilience Sprint Start, an intensive workshop to help member cities develop an action-oriented, results-based implementation plan to address their strategic resilience initiatives.
Janellis works with the world's leading organizations and government agencies to build resilience using world class tools and digital technologies. Janellis has niche expertise in preparing for city-wide emergencies, with subject matter experts in city-wide crisis and emergency management. To member cities, Janellis is providing crisis and emergency management expertise and tools to enhance city-wide emergency management capabilities, to help align key stakeholders, and to build resilience.
Founded in 1968 by William E. Strickland Jr., Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) adheres to three core values: people are assets, not liabilities; environment shapes behavior; and, creativity fuels enterprise. MBC helps a city alleviate unemployment and low graduation rates to break the cycle of unemployment and remove reliance on public resources by helping cities develop Centers for Arts and Technology. Replicated on the Manchester Bidwell's Educational Model, each Center for Art and Technology offers a combination of adult career training, youth arts education, and social enterprise to address the comprehensive needs of cities.
MFO works with cities to build the financial resilience of city residents through online and in-person activities, such as supporting residents in developing a financial plan for emergencies or connecting them to financial institutions. MFO is available to work with a select number of cities in developing a strategy and a plan of activities focused on improving the financial resilience of their residents.
Microsoft CityNext provides best practices and resources for cities to develop and improve their cybersecurity strategies, by conducting workshops led by their cybersecurity experts, and developing a cyber-resilience roadmap for a city.
MIT Climate CoLab provides cities with an online crowdsourcing platform where citizens and experts work together to create, analyze, and select detailed proposals to address what to do about climate change and urban challenges through the running of contests.
MWH Global helps cities assess and prioritize water and infrastructure-related challenges, and provide guidance on a range of institutional and financial issues important to successful implementation of the city resilience strategy.
Navigem's NavSustain, a Data-Smart governance solution for cities, helps mitigate and pre-empt stresses like those related to pollution, water, health, crime, traffic, waste management and such. Integrating the need for Sustainability, Transparency and Oversight through participatory governance, the framework enables cities to understand the current conditions, identify problems, set goals and track progress to achieve continued urban transformation.
Neighborland provides cities with access to their citizen engagement platform, which facilitates collaborative decision making on issues amongst local organizations, residents, and municipal leaders.
The New Star Light Foundation promotes the development of sustainable urban environments in Mandalay and emerging cities and towns of Upper Myanmar and the Upper Mekong Delta.
PACIFICO offers a 5-step methodology to help cities build resilience through community engagement. Cities engage with PACIFICO in two ways: If a city has a communication challenge, PACIFICO can help it launch creative and effective campaigns. If a city needs to engage citizens in the solution of urban problems, PACIFICO can help it organise Risk Labs with communities to prototype together solutions using diverse technologies. Both Toxic Tours and Risk Lab are examples of PACIFICO's internationally awarded work.
Palantir helps cities integrate massive streams of data to quickly gather and integrate information to better understand, spot and analyze trends and patterns, and better address challenges around the built environment, public safety, and public health.
Perkins Eastman is an international design and architecture firm practicing at every scale of the built environment, from standalone buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities. Perkins Eastman will conduct design-integrated resilience planning workshops and will provide design and consulting services to cities. This work will result in a final report with recommended design actions to address specific community built environment challenges such as climate change adaption for waterfront communities or design and planning for aging communities.
Population and Community Development Association provides cities guidance on establishing and supporting city family planning and HIV/AIDS education programs, community water management efforts and innovative educational models designed to address local social context and city-specific issues.
IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. By connecting macroeconomic data and forecasts with deep industry insight and local stakeholder feedback, IHS Markit's economic analysts and consultants help cities understand broader macroeconomic trends; identify specific opportunities to support industry growth and job creation; and mitigate threats to regional competiveness, sustainable economic development, and long-term resilience.
Impact Infrastructure is a software as a service company focused on tools that automate Benefit-Cost and Triple Bottom Line analysis for resilient investments in the built environment. Impact Infrastructure is providing cities with AutoCASE licenses and onsite training for city representatives, which will enable CROs to determine the financial + social + environmental returns on resilience investments being made in infrastructure and building projects within their communities.
Intermedix provides quality disaster preparedness and response technology solutions for emergency management and healthcare organizations around the world. Intermedix also provides technical consulting, emergency policy and advocacy communication consulting, resource and patient tracking, crisis information management, pre-hospital data collection, and collaborative alerting solutions for a broad client base that spans a wide service area and diverse geographic landscape. Through its partnership with 100 Resilient Cities, Intermedix will be working to enhance member cities' emergency management programs with direct emergency preparedness and response consultation coupled with WebEOC crisis management technology pilot opportunities.
IOBY provides cities with a crowd-resourcing platform for citizen-led, neighbor-funded projects, with particular emphasis on food security, personal mobility and public transport, as well as complementary training for project leaders and financing guidance.
iParametrics provides cities with technical assistance to review their current disaster response and recovery plans, and provide a set of prioritized recommendations to build and strengthen their overall resilience to acute shocks.
Since 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has been a global leader in rapid response and durable solutions for people affected by forced displacement, conflict, or crisis. With an active presence in more than 30 countries, the IRC has an exceptional capacity to develop and implement interventions to address these populations' needs in the areas of economic wellbeing, health, safety, education, and governance. Keeping in mind cities' unique resilience needs, the IRC works with 100RC member cities to help them humanely accommodate or otherwise integrate influxes of displaced populations into the cities' social, economic, and cultural fabric in a manner that enhances overall resilience of the host city. Be it through strengthening local markets or making cities more inclusive, the IRC helps cities in not only responding to influxes, but by using the response to support existing urban systems and helping displaced populations become part of what makes a resilient city.
R20 Regions for Climate Action provides cities with asset mapping, analysis, and financial modeling associated with streetlight upgrades and waste and recycling management systems.
Resiliency Advisors provides cities in-person and online training programs for city managers and spontaneous volunteers to improve disaster preparedness and hone leadership skills.
Resilient Analytics™ focuses on taking the conversation around climate change a step further into quantifying the impacts that a changing climate may have on different types of infrastructure, and performing vulnerability analysis, adaptation studies, risk assessments and providing information at different levels including cost-benefit information and adaptation design strategies to then take to the next step of construction and engineering intervention. We are founded by a group of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and include a team of civil and architectural engineers, climate scientists, hydrologists, economists, and policy. The IPSSTM Infrastructure Resiliency Snapshot provides cities with the opportunity to analyze the financial risk and asset vulnerability that exists in a portfolio of infrastructure elements (roads and/or buildings) due to a changing current and future climate. This data can be utilized to inform vulnerability planning, or can feed into a full adaptation and risk assessment of critical infrastructure assets through a partnership with Resilient Analytics.
RS21 is offering The Resilience Spectrum to cities in the 100RC network. The Resilience Spectrum represents the next generation of urban analytics and data visualization, and combines layers of physical, social, economic, and environmental data sets to help cities create solutions with maximum benefits.
Risk Management Solutions (RMS) provides cities with risk models to better quantify, record, and systematically manage natural hazard risks, as well as model potential catastrophes to analyze damage and the impact of mitigation investments.
Sandia helps cities with the application of computer models and simulations to identify which disasters pose the greatest risks to which parts of a city's system and infrastructure, including managing water and energy systems, and to understand specific shocks such disease, as well as to design appropriate intervention strategies for those shocks.
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future, giving children around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Save the Children will work on an individual basis with 100RC member cities to build custom approaches to develop early childhood education services, address child poverty and ensure children's rights. The partnership will bring technical assistance to cities, enabling them to create new programs or expand ongoing initiatives.
SeamlessDocs is a form and eSignature platform that specializes in helping governments take all their existing PDFs and form processes and convert them into smart online experiences. SeamlessDocs is helping Member Cities bring their initial PDFs online to streamline their completion, including eSignature and payment from any device. Additional tools are also available to cities to help automate the processing of these forms.
Siemens is a global technology leader. Siemens is offering cities ways that they can boost their resilience through improved infrastructure in the energy, buildings and transport sectors. Siemens will also consider the most relevant, smart, technologies.
The Social Intelligence Institute provides cities with online and in-person workshop training that fosters strong community and family ties, leading to a socially cohesive, interconnected city. Through this training, social challenges such as crime, family stresses, racial/ethnic tensions, and social isolation can be replaced by a proud sense of place and wellbeing for all residents, allowing cities to function with minimal disruption--even thrive--under extreme and unexpected economic, social, and environmental stressors.
Socrata Open Performance provides a seamless solution for government agencies to set goals, measure their impact against data, perform broad analysis, and share results with the public or private audiences. By providing their Open Performance (OP) solution to US member cities, Socrata increases city government transparency and enables citizens to become partners in innovation.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) provides cities with software tools and technical assistance to facilitate a standardized, science-based approach to watershed, coastal hazard, and ecosystem management, including visualization, forecasting, and investment portfolio design.
Transatlantic Policy Lab provides cities its American and European experts to study the unique challenges that exist in a city and develop a practical set of recommendations geared toward narrowing the inequality gap.
Transform Finance, a US-based nonprofit, operates internationally to ensure that capital is deployed in ways that create real transformative social change and shared prosperity. As a thought-leader in systemic approaches to capital deployment, Transform Finance supports 100RC cities in pursuing financing strategies that support and add value to their efforts to increase resilience across all shocks and stressors.
Trimble provides geospatial technical solutions and domain to capture, measure, analyze, monitor, and share built and environmental information to help accomplish a City's resiliency goals and objectives.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides cities with tools that support a cities' planning for and situational awareness during times of a disaster to help assess and manage public health resources to respond to natural, man-made, or pandemic events.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides cities with a suite of tools and services to help cities address issues that relate to green infrastructure, air quality, public health, and climate-related risks.
The Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at University of California, Berkeley, is pioneering applied research in complex, multi-jurisdictional systems to develop pragmatic solutions to the right problems. CCRM's customized research teams, drawn from academia, industry and government, collaborate with cities to develop targeted solutions for the messy problems of the twenty-first century. CCRM's approach ensures that local knowledge and perspectives inform the definition of "the problem," the design of solutions, and the process of implementation, evaluation and adaptation, strengthening local capacity for resilience and providing an enduring legacy.
Ushahidi provides cities with web-based crowdsourcing tools and applications to collect citizen feedback and data, in order to help cities better engage and work with citizens to improve public services.
Veolia provides cities with guidance, best practices, and a roadmap on water, wastewater, rainwater, energy, street lighting, and solid waste management operations and infrastructure solutions that identify areas to realize the largest potential for resilience dividends.
Virginia Tech's Advanced Research Institute provides cities with detailed guidance on land use planning and zoning, energy assurance and retrofitting buildings to help cities improve resilience of critical infrastructure.
The Watson Foundation is a non-profit organization based in New York City with nearly a half-century of experience in grant making and fellowship administration. The Watson Foundation provides cities with an immediate increase in capacity by providing the opportunity to work with a fully funded JK Watson Fellow intern. During their 100RC internship, fellows provide direct support to Chief Resilience Officers to advance their city's resilience agenda. JK Watson Fellows are high performing college students who participate in a highly-competitive selection process to earn a place in the Watson Foundation's prestigious Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship.
what3words is a universal location reference system based on a global grid of 57 trillion 3x3m squares. Each square has a pre-allocated, fixed, and unique 3 word address. 3 word addresses complement existing street addresses by providing an added level of specificity. In cities that don't have street addressing or parts of cities that are unaddressed, such as parks and open spaces, what3words provide a simple way to talk about location. Being able to clearly communicate location is essential to building a resilient city. The system is available to members of 100RC's network, and can be used to help member cities more easily locate and communicate with their citizens.
The World Bank Treasury provides financing, risk & asset management products and advisory services to clients worldwide. Treasury works with 100RC member cities to provide technical assistance to cities willing to transfer part of their catastrophic disaster risk through the platform of the World Bank in order to have immediate liquidity after a major event. Additionally, Treasury works with member cities to design and implement a strategy for the comprehensive management of catastrophic risks.
WWF, the world's largest conservation organization, works with cities to achieve their climate and resilience goals and provides numerous opportunities for public engagement. WWF's signature cities program, the Earth Hour City Challenge, is a platform that connects WWF experts, partners, and more than 150 cities across more than 20 countries. Learn more about Earth Hour City Challenge at www.EarthHourCityChallenge.org.