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Air quality issues. Inequality. Public health challenges. Flash floods. Infrastructure failure. Extreme weather.

These are just a few of the chronic stresses and acute shocks that challenge and threaten Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh has made significant progress in improving environmental stewardship and transitioning from a city in decline to a thriving hub of innovation, technology, education, and medicine. However we recognize that there is still a need for focused, inclusive efforts to ensure all Pittsburgh residents and visitors live well and succeed.

In December 2014, Pittsburgh was selected as a member of the second cohort of 100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by Rockefeller Foundation (100RC)

Resilient Pittsburgh's Upcoming Resilience Fair!

The Resilient Pittsburgh Team is extremely excited to announce the launch of our very first Resilience Fair! Join us for an update on the City’s Resilience Strategy, and come visit local speakers and resource tables that showcase city-wide resilience initiatives. Learn how we’re working to make Pittsburgh and our residents stronger, and how you can get involved. Bring your thoughts on what a resilient Pittsburgh should look like. We look forward to seeing you at the South Side Market House on September 14, from 4-8pm! Food and refreshments will be provided.  Attendees are encouraged to RSVP, although optional! This way we will be able to plan food, activities, and resources better for all!

Look for more information on the Fair and our guest speakers in our next ResilientPGH Newsletter! Sign up here.

What is 100RC?

100RC is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

100RC defines urban resilience as “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.”

Chronic stresses are the endemic issues that challenge the success of a city on a daily basis, such as inefficient transportation, crime and poverty. Acute shocks are the sudden disasters that threaten cities, such as fires, disease outbreaks and terrorist attacks.

Why 100 Resilient Cities?

The Why, What, and How of 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, an innovative organization creating a network of 100 member cities in order to help them confront the increasing number of shocks and stresses that challenge an ever-more urbanized world.

The City of Pittsburgh is proud to present Grant Ervin as our Chief Resilience Officer (CRO). Mr. Ervin collaborates with the global community of CROs undertaking similar resilience efforts in cities around the world.

We are also delighted to announce that the RAND Corporation is our strategy partner and supports the City of Pittsburgh in the development and implementation of our resilience strategy.

We, as Pittsburgh’s citizens, communities, institutions and businesses, are working together to create a resilient Pittsburgh and we hope you join us!














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I&P aims to transform Pittsburgh into a world-class city through the intersections of technology, sustainability, and performance. While separate, like rotating wheel cogs, the three areas will only move forward when working together.

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