· Same program different management?
· Key factors missing?
· Most vital component missing within the entire program?
We at BEMA International have been following and the 100 Resilient Cities Program under the Rockefeller Foundation since its’ inception, even during the initial offering of $1-million dollars as part of the program that was withdrawn to only provide funding for a Chief Resiliency Officer.
As the selection ‘rounds’ for cities globally were added. May be due to population and selection criteria, no Caribbean Island Nations were included.
Were city challenges fully addressed or included, or was it just a matter of completing the application with the proper credentials representing the city?
- Boston, Mass. Racial challenge
- Cape Town, South Africa. Was water insecurity fully addressed?
- Seattle, Washington. What were your challenges for the community?
- Paynesville, Liberia. Were and have your challenges serving the community?
Resilient Cities under new management. Where do we go from here for our communities?
United Nations 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) project
Final Round of 100 Resilient Cities. 2016
The Rise, Fall, and Possible Rebirth of 100 Resilient Cities
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity. This may well be mankind’s last chance to choose between chaos or community.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘Where Are We Going From Here: Chaos or Community’.