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3 August 2017

Episode 303

31 minutes


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Highlights and insights from this year’s Urban Resilience Summit by the 100 Resilient Cities network, which assembled more than 500 urban leaders, practitioners and city activists in New York.

3 August 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

President of 100RC: Michael Berkowitz

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The Urban Resilience Summit is the culmination of 100 Resilient Cities’ work of over the past couple of years and brings all of their chief resilience officers together for the first time. The group’s president Michael Berkowitz tells us all about the event.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

CRO for Boston: Dr Atyia Martin

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One of the many challenges that Boston faces is structural racism. With a background in public health, emergency management and homeland security, the city’s CRO Atyia Martin has made this her priority.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

CRO for St Louis: Patrick Brown

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You’ll find the city of St Louis on the banks of the Mississippi River in the state of Missouri. Like many major port towns, its economy has changed over the past decade and moved from the water into the city.

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Chapter 4

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IRC: Samer Saliba

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What are cities doing to make sure immigrant communities become resilient and successful? This was the question that Samer Saliba, the urban-response learning manager at the International Rescue Committee, posed at the summit.

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

CRO for Washington DC: Kevin Bush

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There was one person at the summit who was different to everyone else: Kevin Bush. The reason? He was appointed as the chief resilience officer for Washington DC just a few of days prior to the event. We asked him if this provided a unique vantage point to get things done.

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