City of Pittsburgh Named Among 100 Resilient Cities

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

On December 2, Rockefeller Foundation announced Pittsburgh is among the second cohort of cities around the world that will receive financial support and outside expertise as part of the 100 Resilient Cities  network (100RC).   Resilience consists of a city’s ability to manage both chronic stresses – such as high unemployment, water shortages or inadequate public transportation – and acute events like earthquakes.  Pittsburgh’s application focused in part on addressing its air and water quality, especially storm water management.    It was selected from among 330 applications from cities in 94 countries around the globe.