Chennai and Bengaluru among world 100 Resilient Cities network

Chennai and Bengaluru among world 100 Resilient Cities network

Chennai and Bengaluru among world 100 Resilient Cities network

Indian two cities namely Chennai and Bengaluru have joined the ‘100 Resilient Cities’ network, dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to physical, social and economic challenges, for demonstrating a commitment to building their capacities in tackling 21st century issues.

The announcement of the incorporation of the 35 new cities was made on December 2 at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Urbans Resilience Summit in Singapore. Besides Chennai and Bengaluru, the other South Asian cities included in the network are Deyang (China), Huangshi (China), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Singapore and Toyama (Japan).

A total of 331 application were submitted for the said event. Each city was asked to present a clear and compelling description of its major challenges and its approach to decrease vulnerabilities. 100RC network, is pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, New York.

After the review of the applications, a panel of judges including African Development Bank president Donald Kaberuka, president and CEO of the Asia Society Josette Sheeran, and former president of Costa Rica Jose Maria Figueres, recommended the set of 35 member cities.

According to the network, Chennai was chosen for developing coordinate disaster response plans to protect low-lying coastal areas in the face of a high flood risk.

Chennai is making efforts to learn from past events and is continuing to provide best-practice solutions to other regions, it said. The city is also budgeting resources to improve waste collection to minimise its impact as an environmental threat and during flooding.

On Bengaluru, it said that the city has a strong investment in the tech support industry but disruptions to infrastructure such as those caused by seasonal monsoon flooding can have serious negative consequences for industry and the city’s economic stability.

Chennai and Bengaluru among world 100 Resilient Cities network

Indian two cities namely Chennai and Bengaluru have joined the ‘100 Resilient Cities’ network, dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to physical, social and economic challenges, for demonstrating a commitment to building their capacities in tackling 21st century issues.

The announcement of the incorporation of the 35 new cities was made on December 2 at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Urbans Resilience Summit in Singapore. Besides Chennai and Bengaluru, the other South Asian cities included in the network are Deyang (China), Huangshi (China), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Singapore and Toyama (Japan).

A total of 331 application were submitted for the said event. Each city was asked to present a clear and compelling description of its major challenges and its approach to decrease vulnerabilities. 100RC network, is pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, New York.

After the review of the applications, a panel of judges including African Development Bank president Donald Kaberuka, president and CEO of the Asia Society Josette Sheeran, and former president of Costa Rica Jose Maria Figueres, recommended the set of 35 member cities.

According to the network, Chennai was chosen for developing coordinate disaster response plans to protect low-lying coastal areas in the face of a high flood risk.

Chennai is making efforts to learn from past events and is continuing to provide best-practice solutions to other regions, it said. The city is also budgeting resources to improve waste collection to minimise its impact as an environmental threat and during flooding.

On Bengaluru, it said that the city has a strong investment in the tech support industry but disruptions to infrastructure such as those caused by seasonal monsoon flooding can have serious negative consequences for industry and the city’s economic stability.

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