The four Bay Area cities of Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco are among 11 U.S. cities chosen
for the first group of The Rockefeller Foundation’s “100 Resilient Cities: Centennial Challenge
.” The 33 first-group winners were selected
from applications submitted from across the world, and they will receive support and resources to create and implement plans for increased urban resilience over the next three years.
What is "resilience"?
The Foundation defines “building resilience” to be “...about making people, communities and systems better prepared to withstand catastrophic events--both natural and man-made” and be able to “...emerge stronger from these shocks and stressors.”
The selected cities presented a dedicated commitment to prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from potential challenges they might face in the coming years.