Participate in 100 Resilient Cities Challenge

Deadline: 24 November 2015

The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world.

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The Finalists identified during 2015’s 100 Resilient Cities Challenge will be eligible to receive:

  • Funding in the form of a grant to hire a Chief Resilience Officer;
  • Technical support to develop a holistic resilience strategy that reflects each city’s distinct needs;
  • Access to an innovative platform of services to support strategy development and implementation. Platform partners come from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and will offer tools in areas such as innovative finance, technology, infrastructure, land use, and community and social resilience;
  • Membership in the 100 Resilient Cities network to share knowledge and practices with other member cities.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Challenge entrants will be primarily municipal governments.
  • Only one entry per city will be eligible for consideration in the challenge.
  • Major institutions (e.g., a nonprofit organization, university, chamber of commerce, or research center) that have an affiliation with a city may apply on the city’s behalf upon satisfying the following two requirements:
    • within the required letter of support, the highest ranking official must indicate agreement with all entry form answers and
    • the entry form must include at least one city contact and a valid email address.

Applicants need to register online to apply.

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