Resilient Cities Catalyst

Resilient Cities Catalyst | 2019

Mission is to help cities and communities create catalytic change to solve their most pressing challenges. Building on a legacy RCC is an independent nonprofit organisation formed by members of the 100 resilient cities (100RC) leadership team, created to empower change in the way cities plan and act. Between 2013 and 2019, the 100RC community of practitioners achieved groundbreaking impact which we hope to build upon and amplify.

RCC works with cities to build the local capacities and partnerships needed to understand, prioritise and concretely address each city’s risk and chronic stressed as it pursues strategic goals or recovers from a crisis.

In partnership with a community of urban resilience actors, we are leveraging our experience and this pioneering ecosystem of partners and practitioners to apply lessons, insights, and resources to advance this critical work.

Urban Practitioners

We are urban practitioners with deep experience in municipal government service design and delivery; public and private funding and financing; and philanthropic partnership development.

Our resilience approach rests on three pillars – integrated assessment, planning and action, inclusive governance, and a forward-looking risk based methodology.

Our resilience approach rests on three pillars – integrated assessment, planning and action, inclusive governance, and a forward-looking risk based methodology – that build lasting capacity to address the deep-rooted problems that often impede progress at the project, neighborhood, city and regional scales.

Our professional experiences covers a breadth of technical domains from economic development to affordable housing to climate change adaptation to urban mobility and beyond. We know the way cities budget, the way cities plan and procure, and how cities operate.

Resilience Experts

We are resilience experts who are pioneers in the urban resilience movement. We have collectively partnered with more than 100 cities around the world to catalyze and support their resilience-building journeys to deliver impact for their communities. We have delivered 20,000+ hours of resilience capacity-building to cities using bespoke tools and curricula.

Strategic Conveners

We are strategic conveners who understand the importance of bringing together uncommon partners and practitioners. We have built action-oriented communities of practice and networks of diverse actors centered on complex resilience challenges like urban migration, natural infrastructure, seismic resilience, and more.