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Singapore joins Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network

SINGAPORE - Singapore is among 35 newcomers to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network.

SINGAPORE - Singapore is among 35 newcomers to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network.

The 35 cities were announced at the foundation’s Urban Resilience Summit today (Dec 3) at Raffles Hotel. The diverse slate includes Accra in Ghana, Athens in Greece, as well as Barcelona, London, Sydney and Chicago. Besides Singapore, six other cities were from the Asia-Pacific: Bangalore and Chennai in India, Huangshi and Deyang in China, Cambodia’s Phnom Penh and Japan’s Toyama.

The 35 cities join 32 cities that were shortlisted last year. The 100 Resilient Cities is part of a US$100 million (S$131 million) commitment by the Rockefeller Foundation to help cities around the world build resilience to social, economic and physical challenges. Cities in the network will receive guidance to establish a new position of a chief resilience officer – a top-level advisor to the mayor or chief executive of the city – and be able to access a platform that supports strategy development and implementation.

Singapore’s chief resilience officer has not been appointed and discussions are still ongoing.

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