The 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) project is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilience to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st Century. The 100RC definition of resilience includes not just the shocks but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis.
Lessons learned identified in this publication are:
- The Chief Resilience Officer's (CRO) position is placed ideally in the Mayor's office or equivalent that has an overarching role in the city.
- This generally helps the CRO to work effectively across other departments, avoiding siloing challenges.
- Visible support from the Mayor or City Manager is also vital.
- This cross cutting thinking can be key to solving multiple challenges with one solution in a cost effective way.
This case study is one of a series produced by members of ARISE, the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies.