Initiative aims to help cities withstand disasters

09/25/2013 | Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

The Rockefeller Foundation says it is committing $100 million to a global partnership that aims to help 100 or more cities improve their building resilience to better withstand disasters. Swiss Re and the American Institute of Architects are among the organizations joining the initiative. "Building resilience strengthens cities' ability to prepare for and bounce back more quickly from the inevitable shocks and stresses they will undoubtedly face, whether due to extreme weather resulting from climate change, seismic events or terrorism," the foundation said in a statement.

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