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Wellington City Council and 100 Resilient Cities…and more

Wellington City Council and 100 Resilient Cities

Wellington City Council and 100 Resilient Cities —pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, launch ‘Resilient Wellington’ 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, is dedicated to building urban resilience in 100 Cities around the world – Wellington a member of US$150M+ effort Wellington City Council, in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities — pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), is kicking off the process to develop a resilience strategy for Wellington. In a changing and increasingly urbanised world, the process is designed to help cities survive and thrive their 21st century challenges and opportunities. Wellington was named part of the 100RC network in 2014, along with cities like London, New York, Bangkok, and Rio de Janeiro, and was selected from more than 700 applicants from around the world…

 

‘Resilience strategies’ help vulnerable youth out of unemployment

Many young unemployed people have mental health problems.  [Francisco Osorio/Flickr]

Many young unemployed people have mental health problems. [Francisco Osorio/Flickr]

While it can be tough being unemployed, putting individuals at risk of poverty, the situation can be even worse for vulnerable youngsters who can sink into depression and homelessness. Some researchers have developed ‘resilience tools’ for jobless young people who are considered vulnerable because they cannot count on others for support. The new approach takes into consideration all aspects of a young person’s life in order to pull them out of unemployment…

 

Effects of climate change demand resilience

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies recently announced the formation of the One Billion Coalition for Resilience. The goal is to engage at least one person in every household worldwide in active steps to enhance community resilience. This initiative is focused primarily on emergency preparedness. The increased understanding that a major earthquake could occur at any time in Western Oregon is a good example of why communities should build resilience…

 

 

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