Global Resilient Cities Network

The new Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN) emerges from the 100 Resilient Cities Program with a unique reach, strength and legacy to understand and support the challenges of the ever-growing urban society. GRCN is the city-led organization that will drive urban resilience action to protect vulnerable communities from climate change and other physical, social and economic urban adversities and challenges.

With support from The Rockefeller Foundation and other funding partners, the Network aims to continue supporting cities and their Chief Resilience Officers in future-proofing their communities and critical infrastructure.

The GRCN is guided by four main principles:

  1. City-led: mayors, city leaders and CROs will participate in the governance of the network.
  2. Impact-focused: the work will prioritize resilient projects that aim to improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable.
  3. Regionally-driven: activities will be designed with more flexibility to cater to member cities’ needs.
  4. Partnership-based network: to attain self-sustainability in the near future.

The new GRCN started operations on September 1st, 2019 and is dedicating its first months to co-design its internal governance and programs, along with the rebranding of the organization to strengthen its essence and better represent the value of the expertise, knowledge and grass roots of the Network. A team led by former 100RC executives supports the Network with regional offices in London, Mexico City, New York, and Singapore. GRCN is comprised of 98 member cities in 40 countries of the former 100 Resilient Cities initiative and is expecting to welcome up to 10 new members in 2020.

To learn more about the Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN), read the press release here.