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100 CITI ES

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SEC TION 3. SHARE .........................................................................., ................................................................... 7


PRESS PA CKET ........................................................................................................................................ 7
PRESS RELE ASE.............................................................................................................. 8
SO CIA L MEDIA PA CKAGE .............................................................................................. 11
OP-ED TEMPLATE .............................................................................................................. 15
TALKING POINTS ............................................................................................................... 18
BRANDING AND IDENTIFICATION MA TERIAL S ............................................................ 20
SECTION 4. LEARN ............................................................................................................................. 21
NEXT STEPS ............................................................................................................................................. 21
WELCOME CA LL ................................................................................................... 23
ABOUT 10 0 RESILIENT CITIES ................................................................................................. 26
SECTION 1. CELEBRATE

WELCOME LETTER

May 20·16

Welcom e, Calgary .

Congratulations! We are honored to invite you to join the 100 Resilient Cities Network. You
are now an integral member of the leading community of pioneers, innovators, and highly
esteemed cities ready to build urban resilience across the glob e.

The select ion process was highly competit ive, and the fact that you have been chosen sho ws
that you are ready to work collaboratively to face the challenges of t od ay and t omorro w. As
you are aware, the number of people living in cities is pro ject ed to rise fr om 50% t oday to an
estimated 70% by 20 50 . At the same tim e, natural and man-mad e t hreats to these cit ies are
becoming more frequent and more intense. So how will we confront these changes? That
answer is the reason 100 Resilient Cit ies was cr eat ed: we will do it toget her, collab orat ing
between the city and l 00R C; am ong a wide rang e of cit y sta kehold ers; and across the ci ies

go vern m ent , and acad em ic sec to rs.

Through this app ro ac h, your city will have t he resources and str
ad vant age of resilie nce-building op port unit ies. Your city wil al
benefit s of b uil d ing resili ence in a smart way - yielding a "resilience dividend" that will be
reflec ted in your economy, in the opportunities available to your cit izens, and in your budget.

You join our network at an exciting time. In just three years, our members have already begun
to see the benefits of building resilience in their cities and are actively sharing the secrets
behind those successes . We've seen cities reorganize their governments around resilience,
secure hundreds of millions of dollars from external sources , and engage new partners and
stakeholders to support this work. Im portant ly , cities are launching new projects and
initiat ives , from implementing new technology to map and prepare for the impacts of climate
change, to new risk-transfer solutions to finance infrastructure and prepare for a disaster, to
efforts to address barriers to social cohes ion .

As you read this, our work is happening across the glob e. More than 50 Chief Resilience
Officers have been appointed; tens of thousands of stakeholders have been engaged in
developing City Resilience Strategies; and more than 60 cities are working day in and day out
to build groundbreaking , t ang ib le, and actionable Resilience Strategies.

Now it is your turn . You are ready to rise to the challenge of building a more resilient city, and
we are ready to apply our learn ing and vast support network to help you achieve that goal.
The next year will be full of exciting changes - some straightforward, some more complex -
as we begin this journey together, and we know it will yield great benefits for your city and
cit izens .

We look forward to what ' s to com e.

Michael Berkowitz Bryna Lipper

President Vice President, City Relationships


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SECTIO N 2. AGREE

UNDERSTANDING OF MUTUAL COMMITMENT

We at 100 Resilient Cities believe strongly that our collect ive success is ro ot ed in sh ar ed
commitments with each member cit y. We designe d this program and it s o ffering s to su pp ort

Offi cer, creat ion of an int eg rat ed Resilie nce St rat egy, and act ive
net work . We select ed your city in part because of these commo
sum m arized belo w the prin cipal comm itm ent s between 100
essential fo r ou r join t success.

Th e Cit y is eligible to receive the following from l00RC:

1. Fund i n g to the City to retain a Chief Res il ience Officer (CRO) for no less than two
years.
2. Technical and capacity-building services and support for the development and
execut ion of a Resilience Strategy for the City in cooperation with the community,
various stakeh old ers, and municipal offi cials.
3. A dedicated Associate Director of City Relationships who will work clo sely with the
CRO and other designated personnel to support the cit y's resilience-building goals,
assist with timely execution of milest on es, and help reduce barriers wherever possib le .
4. Inclusion in a l00RC peer-to-peer and learning network among member cities,
creating opportunities for professional develo pment, shared experiences and best
practices, and exchange of inno vat ive Resi lience Strategies among CROs and other
city officials .
5. Access to the lO0RC Platform of Partners, providing resources to enable
implementation of Resilience Strategies and resilience-related init iat ives, inc luding
finance, technology, infrastructure and land use, building and design, com municat ions ,
community engagement, and many more.

The City will:

1. Participate in the full l00RC program, including committing to inclusive and broad-
based engagement that seeks input and participation from diverse stakeholders both
insid e and outside of governm ent.

2. Ensure substantial involvem ent from the Cit y Leader, municipal govern m ent, and
senior officials in key milestones throughout the Resilience St rat eg y p ro cess.
3. Commit to hiring a CRO at a senior level wit hin municip al g o vern m ent , and collaborate
with l00RC around the selection of a cand idate, placement within the g overnment,
and reporting st ruct ures .
4.
field of resilie nce prac t it ioners, sha ring lessons and pract ices, and wh
act ing as an ad vocat e an d liaison to non-l 00 RC members i
the globe who are int erested in learn ing how to create Resili
5. Levera ge ap pl icab le too ls, services , and partners from t
develop s and im p lem ent s its Resilience St rat eg y.
6. Enc ourag e cooperation across municipal functions and authorities for the purpose of
developing a comprehensive resilience st rat eg y.
7. Provide timely report s, evaluat ions , and grant monitoring to l00RC.
8. Engage in a transparent and collaborative partnership with l00RC based on principles
of building holistic city resilience and work with l00RC to understand and navigate
changing local circumstances as they arise .

We, the und ersigned , understand that the above commitments are central to the success of

each mem ber city of the network, and confirm that we will put forth every effort to fulfill each

of them.

(City Leader's Signature) (Point Of Contact's Signature)

(Title, City) (Point of Contact 's Title)


SECTION 3. SHARE

PRESS PACKET

We know you are excit ed to talk about 100 Resilient Cit ies. So are we. We encourage you to
share the news of your selection after 12:01AM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4), May 25, 2016.
We are providing you with tools and resour c es to help proactively share the good news, as
well as respond to quest io ns on what it will mean to be a part of the l00RC Network and
what your city's residents can expect as a result.

For press queries, please contact Maxwell Young at Y1;1u 19 o IV>1c•<.ilIt-:r:.ut,,_.,., Brenner or And rew
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A few items to keep in mind: l00RC will issue a global press release on May 25 reveali ng the
cities selected for the l00RC Network. You are enco ur ag ed to conduct med ia ou t rea ch (such
as a p re ss conference, media int erviews, and ed it o rial b oard m eet ing s) in yo ur c it y an d w e
will provide you with the following tools, inc lud ing t he press releas e, to comp lem ent your
med ia effo rt s:

1. Draft press release anno uncing your sele ct io n that you can t ai lo r as needed (otJ
fo r use in t his release can be found )
2. So cial media packag e with sug g est ed cont ent to adjust as you
3.
4. Op -ed tem plat e that allows your city to easily share t
5. Bran d in g and identification mat erials , the guidelines for brand and name use

Al so please note that l00RC will be putting out a press release in your local market, a nd will
thus be in contact with the chief press officer you listed in your ap pli cat io n.

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r".,1l1r•r utr !' tr\('rt1, , ,, , -) 0 11'" . We encourage you to use the member identification materials and
l00FK logo housed on this site when distributing your press release. Please contact
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While this is not an exhaustive list of what you may need in order to talk about the network,
we hope it is a helpful guide to the types of materials that will garner media attention around
your city's participation in the l00RC Net work.

Important note: You are not to reach out to the media or otherwise inform anyone of your
selection to the Network until 12:01AM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4), May 25, 2016.
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PRESS REL EASE

100 r esili ent Cit ies - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundat io n, selects [Your City Name] as
winner of the 100 Res il ient Cities Challeng e

[CITY] part of final group of cit ies selected in highly competitive global grant process

[CITY] will soon appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to lead local efforts in building a
comprehensive Resi lienc e Strategy

[YOUR CITY NAME], May 25, 2016 - [ CITY] Mayor [NAME] welcomed an announcement
today from 10 0 Resilient Cities (l 00 RC) - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, select ing
[CITY] to join the l00RC Network to build urban resilienc e. [YOUR CITY NAME] is am ong t he
final cohort of cities invit ed to join the worldwide l00RC Net work . As a m em b er of l 00 RC,
[CITY] will gain access to too ls, fund ing , technical expertise , an d other re sour ces to b ui ld
resilience to the challenges of the 21st cent ury . Mayor [ NAME] sai d ent ranc e into the l 00RC
Network will help [CITY] fight the resilience challenges of [ IN SERT PRIMA R Y CH ALLEN GES].

Mayor [ NAME] said : "[ CITY]' s se lect ion to join the 100 Resilient
signifi cant ho no r but al so wil l give [CITY] the tools to suppor
tomorro w, and fo r fut ure generations to com e. Our application recognized [ CITYJ' s
commitm ent to [NAME KEY RESILIENCE CHALLENGES ]. " [MAYOR] cont inued, " As a new
memb er of 100 Resilient Cities, we can work with the best in the privat e, government, and
non-profit sectors in develop ing and sharing tools to plan for and respond to the resilience
challenges ahead ."

" We are so proud to welcome [YOUR CITY NAME] to 100 Resilient Cit ies," l00RC Pre sident
Michael Berkowitz said. "We selected [YOUR CIT Y NAME] because of its leaders'
commitment to resil ience-building and the innovative and proactive way they 've been
think ing about the challenges the city faces . We're excited to get to work."

"For us, a resilient city has good emergency response and meets its citizens' needs,"
Berkowitz cont inued . "It has di verse economies and takes care of both its built and natural
infr astru ct ure . It has effective leadership, empowered st akeho ld ers, and an integrated
planning sy st em. All of those things are essential for a resilient cit y."

Momentum from l00RC's two earlier challenges made this year highly competitive, spanning
more than 80 countries across six cont inent s. [YOUR CITY NAME] was chosen from more
than 325 applicants on the basis of their willingness, abilit y, and need to become resilient in
the face of future challeng es. The applicat ion process showed each city's unique vision for
resilience, a long-term commitment to building resilience in a way that connects silos of
government and sectors of society, and specific attention to the needs of poor and vulnerable
cit izens. Applicant cities also demonstrated the willingness to be leaders in urban resilience,
sharing learning experiences and becoming a model for other cities across the glob e.

Mem be r cities were selected upon the recommendation of distinguished judges from around
the world, including : A. Eugene Ko hn, Chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates;,
Acha Le ke , Director at McKinsey & Co Africa, Co-Founder of African Leadership Network;
Ann Fudge, Vice-Chair and Senior Independent Director of Unilever ; Charlotte
Petri Gornitzka, Director-General of Swedish International Development Co operat ion
(SIDA); Dan Doct oroff , CEO of Sidewalk Labs; Dr. Judith Rodin, Pre sid ent of the
Rockefeller Foundation; Ka i- Uwe Bergmann, Partner at the Bjarke Ingels Gro up;
Michael Ko che r , General Manager at Aga Khan Foun dation ; Nachiket Mor, Former
Direct or and Current Board Mem ber, Reserve Bank of Ind ia and Senio r Advisor to the Bill &
Melinda Gates Found at ion ; and N e na St oilj ko vic , Vice Pre sid ent, Glo b al Part nershi ps
the IFC.

Selected cit ies are now part of a global com mun it y of cities working together

building process and engage sta kehold ers from across diffe rient O! ernment agencies, public
and private sect ors, an d various communities to incorp orat e diverse perspectives and
know ledg e. [ CITY] will also receive technical supp o r t to develop a Resilien ce Strategy that
reflect s t he city's dist inct needs, and the support and services they need as they work toward
implementing that st rat eg y. Each new network member will gain access to a variety of l00RC
Platform Partners in the private, public, academic, government , and nonprofit sect ors.
Partners offer tools and services valued at more than $180 million USD at no direct cost to
l00RC mem b ers, in areas such as innovative financ e, t echnolog y, infr ast ruct ure, land use, and
community and social resilience. Fina lly , the cities will be linked together in a global network
so they can learn from each ot her's challenges and succe sses.

CONTACT: [ CITY] : [INSERT CITY ' S PRESS OFFICER CONTACT INFORMATION]

About 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation

100 Resilient Cities (l00RC) - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Found at ion - helps cities around
the world become more resilient to social, econom ic, and physical challenges that are a

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growing part of the 21st century . l00RC provides this assistance through funding for a Chief
Resilience Officer in each of our cit ies who will lead the resilience efforts: resources for
drafting a Resilience St rat eg y; access to private sector, public sect or, academic, and NGO
resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and
challenges . For more information, visit : ··,., (;Ofi, : 1 .nt( .:,.(Jt,' .

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SOCIAL MEDIA PACKAGE

Share your 100 Resilient Cities Network member status via social media with the following
suggested messaging , tailored to fit diverse tones and plat fo rm s. Also included are two
graphic s to add to social media posts, designed to generate even greater excitement around
your select ion . Posting social media content around your announcement is a great way to
begin local engagement early and start connecting with key st akehold ers. Please do not post
about your selection until 12:01AM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4), May 25, 2016.

Technical Details for Posting

Please note that you can also just copy-paste the sample social media post s, without adding
anything else except images. Our handles are already included in these where ap p ro p riate . To
tag l00RC in any tweets you compose your sel ves, just add "@l 0 0 ResCit ies" to the end of the
t w eet , or work it into the tweet itself , replacing the use of our nam e, "10 0 Resilie nt Cit ies"
with the Tw it t er hand le. On Facebook, you must physical ly type "@10 0 Resilient Citi es -
Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundat ion, " alt h oug h yo u m ay see our nam e appear as a
cli ckab le button when you 'r e ab ou t half way t hroug h t yp ing t hat, at which point yo u can
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Pioneered by The Rockefeller Found at ion , to build resilience to our shocks and
stresses. We are honored to take part in this movem ent . See what cities have clone to

• Conversational announcement: The time for urban resilience is no w. We are one of


100 pioneering cities from across the globe selected to receive support to build
resilience to the shocks and stresses of our world . This means we're working to make
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• Informational announcement: What is urban resilience and what will it mean for
you? [YOUR CITY NAME] is working with 99 other select cities across the globe to
survive. adapt to, and grow in the face of our biggest challenges. To enable our city to
better confront natural and man-made disasters and di srup t ion , we joined @100
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Mobilizing announcement: How can our city be more resil ient ? As part of 100
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city and across the glob e.

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OP-ED TEMPLATE

Your recent selection is very excit ing, and people will be curious about what it means. So let's
get them talking . We have included some sug g est ion s below to help guide you as you get the
conversation going with local media. Submit this news as an op-ed to newspapers, use it as a
blog post for your city's websit es, send it in to local radio sho w s, use it as talking points at
town hall meetings - anywhere you think people will be interested and eng ag ed . Feel free to
use the template below (filling in the relevant information if you wish to customize the piece).
We recommend the op-ed come from your cit y's mayor or other prominent local official.

Why we're joining the 100 Resi lien t Cities Network

Give relevancy and perspective by starting with a strong stance on why yours is th e perfect
city to become a worldwide leader for resilience. Try to make it regiona l and persona l to
your audience (suggested text included below - for those who do not wish to cust omize
this section, a generic version follows the customiz able option).

[CITY] is not a city to turn away from a chal len ge. We are a crucial hub for [INSERT CITY
BENEFITS ; E.G., IN DU STRY , AR T, CULTURE, ECONOMIC GRO W TH ], of feri ng [ INSERT SOM
POSITIVES ABOUT YO UR CITY AND THE CITY'S RELE VANCE CUL TURA LL Y,

DISASTER OR FEA R OF N ATURA L DISA STE R, OR A STORY AB U T E MOMENT THAT


BRO UGHT YO U TO RE A LI ZE THE IMPORTANCE OF BUILDli:IJG BAN RESILIENCE IN YOUR
CITY ] , alw ays kno wing that there's room to learn and grow, and looking for better ways to be
prepared for what comes next . We also believe in being proactive and taking whatever
challeng e comes our way - be it [NAME RESILIENCE CHALLENGE] - so that [CITY] cannot
just be better in the short-term, but for the long haul. That 's why w e're b ecoming leaders in
the effort to develop resilience as our city grows and changes, and why we have applied and
been chosen to be one of the newest members of the 100 Resilient Cities net work.

Generic version

Our city is not one to turn away from a challeng e. We are a crucial hub of culture and
comm erce , offering ent ert ainm ent, work, housing , fo od, and comfort for [POPULATION] residents
each year. Even as we've faced [INSERT TWO OR THREE PAST CHALLENGES; E.G.,
POPULATION GRO W TH , NATURAL DISASTER OR FEAR OF NATURAL DISASTER, OR A
STORY ABOUT THE MOMENT THAT BROUGHT YOU TO REALIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF
BUILDING URBAN RESILIENCE IN YOUR CITY], our city has persevered, always knowing that
there's room to learn and grow, and looking for better ways to be prepared for what comes
next. That 's why it is so important that we become a leader in the effort to develop resilience

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to 21st- cent ury challenges , and why we have applied and been chosen to be one of the
new est members of the 100 Resilient Cit ies (l00RC) Network.

Then make sure your readers will understand "How is this initiative different and why is it
relevant to us?" in 250 words or less.

As [CITY] joins the global l00RC network , we are taking the view that "resili ence" is essent ial
to making our city better, both in the short - and long -term . It 's about tak ing a comprehensive
look at our cit y, its hist or y, and its people, and looking for ways to not just survive but to
adapt and thrive, by tackling underlying challenges and readying ourselve s for new ones. For
instance, it does not iso lat e [NAME LONG-TERM RESILIENCE CHALLENGE] from [NAME
POTENTIAL SHOCK , SUCH AS A NATUR AL DISASTER]. More than 700 cities have ap plied to
join the net work, and we are one of only 100 selected to pioneer this m o vement. The pro gram
has concret e, actionable benefits for our city that resonate at home and around t he wo rld,
and will begin right awa y.

most out of what we ha ve. By pl ac ing a resilience lens on all that we o, w


projects with mult ip le b enefi ts. R at her than sim p ly laying pavem
new ro ad , for exam pl e, we can elevat e it to double as a floodwal
We can use it to co nnect disparat e neighbo rhoods and improve community cohesion. We
cou ld even add a bike lane to promote healthy lifest yles. When we look for ways to be
resourc eful and maxim ize every opportunity available, we will end up with a city that is
stronger and more efficient in the short- and long-t erm .

THEN, share more about the program,

One of the key benefits of the program is the funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO)
to id ent if y our cit y's top resilience priorities and to work with residents and local officials to
put them into action. Med ellin , Colom b ia's CRO, Oscar Santiago Uribe Ro cha, is already
talking about l00RC's transfo rmative p ow er, saying his cit y "learn ed that resilience has one
greater purpose in Med ellin , [to] protect our highest value, the life of all our cit izens." ( An
optional quote from Atyia Mart in, CRO of Boston : "Boston's CRO, Dr. Atyia Mart in, says the
creation of the ciyt ' s Resilience Strat egy is "really about imp lementat ion and making the type
of change and taking the kind of action that really enhances resilience. " )

For [ CITY] , the CRO will gain access to international partners and support organizations , such
as Micro so ft , Veolia, and the World Bank, needed to implement a Resi lience St rat eg y. He or
she will also have access to the experience and expert ise of the other 99 cities in this
network . We will be both a teacher and a student as we make our city stronger for the
challenges that lie ahead. The network isn't just a place to learn . It 's a place to share our
thinking and best pract ices, talk about new mod els, and discuss pilot projects with cities all
over the world. No matter the med ium, we get to talk about what we do that work s.

And close with a call to action: What can you do to help? In approximately 150 words.

Ultimately , resilience is about protecting the livelihoods of our friends and our loved ones in
[CITY]. So how can you take action? How can our community be enabled to prepare and plan
for tomorrow's challenges in an info rm ed, empowered way?

One of our goals as we work with l00RC is to bring a greater number of partners to the
planning table within our cit y. A wider range of stakeholders allows us to broaden our
understanding of the threats that we face. That means we want to hear from you right awa y.
Start by telling us how you are resilient in your daily life. Tell us how y our local busine ss
pro vide s job s to citizens , how a company headquartered here can share evacuation p lans. Tell
us about the challenges you face as a resident of [CITY]. Share your ide as. Join this g r o wing
conversation by reaching out to [INSERT CITY CONT ACT INFO].

No one can be certain what will happen next. But that doesn 't mean we won't be ready.
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T ALK ING POINTS

Top line message

• 100 Resilient Cities (l00RC) - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, is a $160+


million commitment dedicated to helping cities around the world become morn
resilient to the physical. so cial, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the
21st century .

• Since its launch during The Rockefeller Foundation's Centennial in 2013, 100 Resilient
Cities has helped cities around the world build resilien ce to the threats that are
increasingly part of the 21st century . Cities like New Orleans, Paris, and Medellin have
already shown and seen the great impact of resilien ce-b uild ing.
• When we talk about resilience, it is important to note that we are not just talkin g
about the shocks (such as fires, floods, eart hquakes) , but also ab out the st resses that
affect a city on a day -to -day or cyclical basis - crime and violenc e, t ran sp o rt atio n,
and social inequit y. After all, cities have been destroy ed by stresses like crime or
changing macroeconomic trends - slo we r, insidious fo rces, ra t her than one-off
event s.
• By looki ng at sho cks and st resses sim ult an eously, and planning for the

services, by br id ging col lab orat io n between government cle-partments, rather than
increasing budget s.

Why focus on cit ies?

• From fault lines to sea level rise, population growth and traffic congestion, violence, or
all of the abo ve, cities everywhere face a new normal of chronic stresses and acute
sho cks.

• The need for resilience strategies is driven by three forces:

o Urbanization. By 2050, more than two-thirds of the world 's population will live in
cities, putting new strains on limited resources .

o Globalization. Cities are more interconnected than ever before, and a system
failure in one city can cause collapse in economies across the globe.

o Climate change. For the many cities located in fragile ecosystems and along
coasts, the impacts of climate change can be particularly catastrophic. Coastal
flooding could produce damages costing $1 trillion a year by 2050.
Why join 10 0 RC?

• As part of l00RC, our city will be eligible to receive important, high-level support and
access from this $164 million global effort. Our city will receive four key offerings:

o Financial support to hire and empower a city Chief Resilience Officer, or CRO, a
central point of contact within each city to coordinate, oversee, and prioritize
resilience-building activities and lead the development of a comprehensive
Resilience Strategy.

o Support for that Chief Resilience Officer to lead stakeholders in the development
of their Resilience St rat egy . This st rateg y, developed over the course of six to nine
mont hs, will serve as the city's roadmap to resilience.

c Access to the lO0RC Platform of Partners to support implementat ion of t he


Res ilience Strategy. The l00RC Platform provides tools and services at no direct charge
to cities, including solutions that integrat e big d at a, analyt ic s, t ech nolog y, resilience
land-use planning, infrast ruct ure desig n, innovative financing sup p o rts, and
insurance product s.

o Membership in the l 0 0 RC Net work, which connect s member cities to sha


knowledge and resilie nce best pract ices, and fo st er new relationsl'lfQS
pa rtners hip s.

• Tog et her, these o ff ering s p ro vid e value to cities in the m1lli


of do ll ars . An d in a time of limited resources, this pla n·
the most o f every project we start or init iat ive we undertake.

It's important to note that through the lO0RC Net work, not only will we be learning
from other cities, but we will also be teaching the world about what our city has done
right. It's an exciting opportunity to elevate our city on the world st age .

The 2015 Cha llenge and our cit y

• Our city was selected from among more than 325 applicants that ap p lied to the 2015
Challenge , and will be part of the third cohort of network cities - the first 32 were
announced in December 2013. Our city is part of the final group of l00RC member
cities to be invited to the network, and this year's application was especially
com p etit iv e.

Over the course of three years, more than 1,0 0 0 applications have been submitted to
the l00RC Chal leng e.

• We join a diverse group of cities such as Mexico Cit y, Mexico ; Am man, Jordan; New
York City , USA; Accra. Ghana ; Chennai, Ind ia; and Bangkok, Thailand .

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• Our app licat ion focused on [NAME Resilience Shocks/Stresses] and we're ready to get
to work.

Next steps

• Our interaction with 100 Resilient Cities will begin with an agenda-setting workshop
bringing together technical experts and stakeholders from across the cit y. We will
then appoint a Chief Resilience Of ficer , begin a resilience strategy development
process, access the platform partners, and start to take part in the network.

• The experience will be slightly different for each city, and we will learn more in the
weeks and months ahead .

BRANDING AND IDENTIFICA TION MATERIALS

We want you to be able to show off your new Network st at us and use the l00RC nam e to
underscore the importance of having co nversat ions about urb an resilienc e - and act ing on

When applying the bad ge, please remember to em bed the 10 0 Resilient Citie
the read er has d irec t access to the sit e: r' ,

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SECTION 4. LEARN
NEXT STEPS

We will be working with you to determine the best time to start this new engagem ent , based
on a variety of factors, including the timing preferences you listed within your application that
reflect , for examp le, elect ion cycl es, the launch of other major init iat ives, and capacity within
the govern m ent. This means that our engagement will not necessarily start next month. To
give you a better sense of the year to com e, the current 100 Resilient Cities Engagement
Cycle is roughly as fo llo ws:

Our engagement begins with a period of city orientation (l00RC getting to know your city,
and you getting to know l00RC and the opportunities this partnership af fo rd s). Early in the
proce ss, we will jointly plan an agenda-setting worksho p, wit h the City Leader and d iv erse
stakeholders from across sect o rs. This is followed by (or som et imes h app ens con curren tly
with) the CRO recruitment process and annou ncem ent. Once the CRO is appointed, we kick
off the strategy development phase - an int ensiv e period that o ccurs ove r six t o nin
mont hs. led by the CRO with technical suppo rt from global exp ert s, an d requiring sub
involvement from cit y lead ership and stakeh old ers.

While thi s tim eline hig hlight s t he major milest o n es on the l00R

with the l 00RC t eam . During the welcome call, we will furth r is-cu ss the considerations that
will influen ce the sta rt dates for the ag enda-set t ing work sho p, CRO recruit ment, and strategy
developm ent.

10 0 Resilient Cities Engagement Cycle St ep s to be completed by June 15, 2016 (detailed


further in the following pag es):

• Welcome call: This call is designed to welcome you. introduce you to the l00RC team
and vice versa, and start discussing specific next st eps.

• Identifying a point of contact: After the welcome call, the City has to assign a single
point of contact with whom l00RC will work directly, along with a few ot hers . l00RC
will work closely with the primary point of contact on a variety of tasks, including grant
negotiation and workshop planning - this person should be someone with seniority and
cap acit y.
Su b seq uent 100 Resil ient Cit ies Engagement Cycle St eps:

• Orientation: We will provide the points of contact in your city with a detailed
introduction to our organizat ion and the way we work with our member cit ies. It is
also a time for us to get a deeper understanding from you of your city's relevant
systems and processes and how best to approach working t ogether. The orientation
will be conducted mostly by phone but might include a visit by lOORC to your city.

• Agenda-setting workshop: We begin our engagement with new member cities with an
agenda-setting worksho p. These are high-p ro fi le, t hou ght -p ro vo king events involving
a diverse group of stakeholders and city leaders, catalyzing the community around the
effort, and exposing a broad set of resilience issues.

• CRO recruitment: The agenda-setting workshop provides member cities with valuab le
insights and perspectives about the necessary role of the CRO for t heir unique cit y. After
the worksho p, cities can begin defining the resp o nsib ili t ies and charac t er ist ics required
to fulfill this critical posit io n. Giv en the sig n if icanc e of this period and the

meet the job descrip t io n crit eria. lOORC is also happy t0 e more closely involved in
the CRO sele ctio n process if the city wishes . For exam p le, we often sit on the CRO
select ion panel. We cannot part icip at e in the selec t io n of one candidate over another
but we can help to interview the candidates and to answer questions about lOORC's
exp ect at ions and our lessons learned to dat e.

• Strategy development process: The Resilience Strategy serv es as a roadmap to build


resilience in the cit y: It articulates the cit y's p rio rit ies for b u ild in g resilience through
specific initiatives for immediate implementation as well as the city's longer-term
future, and it triggers action, invest m ent , and support within city government and
from outside groups. The CRO, as the central coordinator and champion of resil ience-
build ing , is responsible for the desig n, development, and implementation of the cit y's
Resil ience Strategy. Cities will use the strategy process to innovate and create new
opportunities and solutions depending on their local con text, capacity, and priorit ies.

• Implementation: Once the strategy document is complet e, we begin the most excit ing
and transformational part of our relat io nship : execut ing on the cit y's shared priorities
and ambitions. To help support this phase, lOORC has already formed partnerships
with some of the world's leading resilience solution pro vid ers. From commercial
entities who provide risk-assessment software, to academic institut ions with best
practices; and multi-lat eral organizations providing technical assistance for natural
hazard s, l00RC is building the world 's most powerful network of partners to help our
member cities deploy their st rat eg ies. Importantly, l00RC recognizes the value of
cities identifying quick wins and tangible projects and init iat ives in their Resilience
Strategies to start immediately following their release. By focusing on both
implementable short-term solutions and long -term systemic projects simultaneously,
l00RC seeks to enable cities to build momentum for long-term involvement and
funding for resilience-building effo rt s.

Given this ap p ro ach , l00RC feels strongly that our engagement with your city over these next
few years is a catalyst for long-term resilien ce-build ing. We are com m it ted to pro viding our
members with four essential ingredients (CRO, Strategy, Net work . Plat fo rm ). b ut each
member city must leverage that investment to effectively transform their citie s. They will do
so by working beyond government, ensuring that a wide variet y of st ake ho ld ers t ake part and

and cit izens as our partners in this ambitious ag enda that begins today.

WELCO ME CALL

1. Welcome call with 100RC-by June 15, 2 016

This call is designed to welcome you, int roduce you to the 1@0
start d iscus sing sp ecifi c next st eps.

Schedu ling the call

a. We have set up an online scheduling poll to organize call times with each cit y. This
tool can be accessed at
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c. Please select the time slots that would work for you based on the available options.

d. Once you have selected your time slots and submitted your choices through the
online tool, please send an email to challeng e@l OOr esilient cit ies.org with the subject
line "<Your City Name> Welcome Call " and indicate the following informatio n:

i. Your preferred language for the welcome call.


l00RC staff has language capabilities in English, French, and Spanish, so please let
us know your preference, or if you need l00RC to arrange additional translation
services outside of those three languages. If your city has existing translation

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services you would prefer to use, please indicate that in the email.

ii. Anticipated list of participants, including full name, department, and positie>n.
It is essential to have the primary point of contact in attendance. Please see the
section titled "Identify l00RC Points of Contact" on page 25 for additional
recommendations for welcome call participants.

Preparing for the welcome call

a. Please establish who should be present for the call and invite them.

b. Once again , it is particularly important to have a person who can serve as an initial
l00RC point of contact until the CRO is ap p ointed .

i. This should be someone capable of conveying the information learn ed duri ng the
welcome call.

ii. It should also be someone who can handle logist ic s for t he m or e robust "o rien t atio n
call."

Other city staff members are more than welcom e to join this init ial cal l. The foe s
mainly be log ist ics, and t he City Lead er sh ould feel no obligation to at t end.

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request that the city ensu r e the proper eq uip ment and tac litie
sp eakerp hone s and reli ab le connect ivit y.
2. Identify Cit y Points of Contact for 100 RC - by June 15, 2016

Throughout oLir part nership , we anticipate engag ing with several stakeholders within our
member cit ies. Please help us to identify a few key points of contact as soon as possible to
ensure we can quickly begin the lOORC journ ey. Where possible, please ident ify these initial
points of contact and invite them to the welcom e call. In case these people are not ava ilable ,
please have t heir contact informat ion available .

a. Prim ary p oint of contact between your cit y and lOORC. This person will be resp onsib le
for day-t o-day engagement and com m uni cat io n between the city and lOORC until the
CRO is ap p oint ed.

b. Lead/s for grant agreement (procu rement/ co nt ract s) . This/ t h ese person/s should
currently be responsible for contra cting between your cit y and other entities and will
be required to get approval for and finali ze legal cont ract s. In case your city is unab le
to direct ly sig n a grant agreement, please identify an alternative ent it y/ organ ization.

c. Com m unic atio ns/ Pr ess/ Media . This/ t hese p erson/ s should curren t ly be resp on sible for
all city-related communicat ions and p ress and would supp o rt sim il ar act ivit ies iR
connect ion with lOORC.

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ABOUT 100 RES ILIENT CIT IES

100 Resi lient Cities (l 00 RC) - Pioneered by The Roc kefeller Foundation, is dedicated to
helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physi cal, social, and economic
challenges that are a growing part of the 21st centu ry. l00RC supports the adoption and
incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks - such as earthquakes,
floods, disease outbreaks, etc . - but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day-
to-day or cyclical basis . Examples of these stresses include high unemployment, an overtaxed
or inefficient public transportation system, endemic violence , or chronic food and water sho rt
ages . By addressing both the shocks and the str esses , a city can better respond to adverse
events and is more capable of delivering basic functions in both good times and ba d,
to all po pulat ions .

Cities in the l00RC network are provided with resources along four pat h way s:

1. Finan cia l and logistical guidance for est ab li shing an inno vat ive new p osit io n in cit y
government: a Chief Resilience Offi cer ( CRO) , who will lead the city's resilience effort s.

2. Support for that Chief Re silience Officer to lead st ak ehold ers in the d evelop me t of a
resilience-buil d ing st ra teg y. This st rat egy, developed over the course of six t
mont hs, will serve as t he city's roadmap to resilience.

3. Ac cess to t oo ls, servi ce p ro viders , and partners from the ri


profit sectors that can he lp cit ies develop and implemefl the· Resilience Strat egies.
Curre nt part ners incl ude data analysis companies, reinsarance co m panies , archit ects ,
ener gy exp ert s, and m ore .

4. Inclusion in the l00RC Net work , through which CROs can share best pract ices, solve
problems collect ively , and learn from one another and from other resilience expert s.

Through these offerings, l00RC aims not only to help individual cities become more rnsilient ,
but also to facilitate the creation of a global practice of resili ence-build ing. l00RC began
working with our first group of 32 cities in December 2013, and the second cohort of 34 in
December 2014.

100 Resilient Cities is financially supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and managed as a
sponsored project by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) , an independent 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization that provides governance and operational infrastructure to its
sponsored projects .
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SECTION 2. AGREE

UNDERSTANDING OF MUTUAL COMMITMENT

We at 100 Resilient Cit ies believe strongly that our collective success is ro ot ed in share d
commitments with each member cit y. We designed this p ro gram and its o ffe rings to supp ort

world's best resources to equip your city for success in this partners hip .

Your app licat ion to the 100 Resil ient Cit ies Cha ll enge indic at ed strong dedica tt on to

Off icer, creatio n of an in t egr at ed Resilie n ce St rateg y, and active J:)arti 1


n et work . We select ed your city in part because of these cornmon
sum m arized be low th e principa l com m itm ent s between lOOR a
essential f or ou r join t succ ess.

The City is eligible to receive the following from l OORC :

1. F und ing to the City to retain a Chief ResIl1ence Officer (CRO) for no less than two
years.

2. Technical and capacity-building services and support for the development and
( xecution of a Res ilience Strat egy for the City in coop erat ion with the comm unit y,
various stakeholders, and municipal offi cials.

3. A dedicated Associate Director of City Relat ionsh ip s who will work closely with the

CRO and other designated personnel to support the city's resi lience -building goals,

assist with timely execution of mileston es, and help reduce barriers wherever possible.
4. Inclu sion in a lOORC peer -t o-peer and learning net work among memb er cities ,
creating opportunities tor professional development. shared experiences and best
practices, and exchange of innovative Resilience Strategies among CROs and ot her
cit y o fficial s.
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5. Access to the l00RC Platform of Partners, providing resources to enable


imp lementat ion of Resilience Strategies and resilience-related init iatives, including
finance, technology, infrastructure and land use, bu ild ing and des ig n, com municat ions,
community engagem ent , and many more.

The Cit y will :

1. Participate in the full l00RC program, including com mitting to inclusive and broad-

based engagement that seeks input and par ticipat ion from diverse stakeholders both

inside and outside of government.

2. Ensure substantial involvem ent from the City Leader , municipal governm ent. and
senior officials in key milestones throughout the Resilience St rate gy pro cess.
3. Commit to hiring a CRO at a senior level within municipal go vernm ent, and collab or ate
with l00RC around the selection of a candidat e, plac ement within the governm ent,
and reporting structur es.

4 . Engage in and cont rib ut e to the l00RC Net work, fo cused on building a pro fessiona l

field of resi li ence practit ioners, sharing lessons and pra ctices, and whereve

the globe who are int ereste d in learn ing how to create Resil enc
5. Lever age app lic ab le tools , servi ces, and partners from t
develop s and im ple m ent s its Resilience St rateg y.
6. En courage cooperation across municipal functions and authorities for the purp ose of
developing a comprehensive resilience strateg y.
7. Provide timely reports, evaluat ions, and grant monitoring to l00RC.
8. Engage in a transparent and collaborative partnership with l00RC based on principles of

building holistic city resilience and work with lO0RC to understand and navigat e

changing local circumstances as t hey arise.

We, the undersigned, understand that the above commitments are central to the success of
each member city of t he net work , and confirm that we will put forth every effort to fulfill each

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Calgary
MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release - May 25, 2016

Calgary Named Member of 100 Resilient Cities Network

Cal!Jary, Alberta - The City of Calgary has officially been awarded membership
to a group of global cities by 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller
Foundation (100RC). Calgary is among the final cohort of cities invited to join the
worldwide 100RC Network.

The achievement brings funding and resources to support and unify current
projects and initiatives focused on preparing for and recovering from future
environmental, social and economic disruptions.

"As we've seen over the past few years, Calgary is a resilient city " a s ay
Naheed Nenshi. "Whether we are responding to the flood of 201 3, p ing to aa
the economic downturn, or taking in refugees and evacuees, we ave shown the
very best of ourselves. We applied to be a member o this network because we
know we can become even better. This membership gives us access to some of
the leading professional knowledge, analytical tools, planning expertise, and
implementation services available in the world. What we learn through our
participation in this network will translate into an even more resilient city for our
citizens."

Benefits of membership into the 100RC Network of cities includes a grant to fund
a Chief Resilience Officer for up to two years, technical support and access to
about 60 private and public sector tools and services to develop and implement a
resiliency strategy. It also brings the opportunity to share knowledge and best
practices with other members, and then share knowledge with other
municipalities facing similar challenges.

The 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Network was launched in 2013 to enable 100
cities across the globe to better address the increasing incidents of acute shocks
and chronic stresses being faced in the 21st century.

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Acute shocks are sharp, sudden events that threaten or damage a city like flood,
earthquake, disease outbreaks or terrorist/cyber attacks. Chronic stresses
weaken the fabric of a city with on-going or cyclical events such as
unemployment, endemic violence or chronic food/water shortages.

Today marks the third and final round of applicant selection into the 100RC
Network. Calgary is one of four Canadian cities chosen to participate -
Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal are also members of the network.

We join a diverse group of cities such as Mexico City, Mexico; Amman, Jordan;
New York City , USA; Accra , Ghana; Chennai , India ; and Bangkok, Thailand.

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Media Contact: 403-828-2954


Public Contact Information: 311
Public Email Contact: 3-1-1contactus@calgary.ca

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City of Calgary Awarded 100 Resilient Cities Challenge

This morning Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Acting City Manager Brad Stevens announced Calgary's official
membership in an international group of cities in the The Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities
Global Network Challenge. Watch the video below as Mayor Nenshi and Brad Stevens speak with the
media about this great opportunity and what it means for Cal gary.

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M EDIA AVAILABILITY
Media are invited to join Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Acting City Manager Brad Stevens as they announce
Calgary's official membership in a global group of cities in the The Rockefeller Foundati on's 100 Resilient
Cities Global Network Cha llen ge.

When: May 25, 2016 10:30 a.m.

Where: Calgary Power Reception Hall


Historic City Hall
700 Macleod Trail S. E.

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Media Contact Information :
Vickie Megrath
Depart ment Communications Leader
The City of Calgary
Media Phone: 403-828-2954
Email : Vickie. megrath@cal gary .ca
From: Wallace, Lorna
Sent: Thursday , May 26, 2016 1:44 PM
To: Wallace, Lorna; Sokolan-Oblak , Kat hy; Bellis, Toby; Arthurs, Chris; Bowen,
Caro ly n; Walters, Patrick; Danka, Julie Ann; Sutherland, Jennifer C.; Schaefer,
Nicole; Megrath, Vickie; Marchand, Adonica; Pawluk, Clyde; Chrusch , Erin ;
Yahya, Josef; Duggan, Jim; Ebersohn, Dick; Gagnon, Steph; Goth, Jamie; Key,
Owen; Kat hol , Heather; Aronitz, Rosemarie; Court Elli ngson; Kent, Alison;
'Bui e, Alison'; 'Shannon Henni g'; 'Matt Baden'; Melanie Soler; 'Sandy Chang';
pfeng@ucal gary .ca; Barry Phipps; Adam Legge; Wyton, Steve; Wolf Keller;
Whittingham, Brett T.; MacDonald, Allison; Fuller, Christina J.; 'Helen M oore-
Par khouse'
Cc: Mohamed, Afs heen; Possak, Er ina
Subject: 2016 May 3110 a.m. Conference Call Follow Up and update on the statu s of
the lO0RC - Applicat ion - Decision Spring May 2016 - Postponed

Dear Colleagues & Partners, again thank you to you and the multitude of co lleagues that assist ed us
over the past (almost three years) to prepare the lO0RC ap plicat io n. We won't hav e any detaile d
updates on next steps until we hold the welcome call that will tak e place sometime between June ! - 15t
h . This first call is to cover off the basics (logi st ic s only).

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WelcomE?, Calgary.

Congratulations! We are honoured to invite you to join the 100 Resilient Cities Network. You are now an
integral member of the leading community of pioneers, innovators, and highly
esteemed cities ready to build urban resilience across the globe.

The selection process was highly competitive, and the fact that you have been chosen shows that you are
ready to work collaboratively to face the challenges of today and tomorrow. As
you are aware, the number of people living in cities is projected to rise from 50% today to an estimated
70% by 2050. At the same time, natural and man-made threats to these cities are
becoming more frequent and more intense. So how will we confront these changes? That answer is the
reason 100 Resilient Cities was created: we will do it together, collaborating
between the city and 100RC; among a wide range of city stakeholders; and across the cities in our
network. And we will do it with access to innovative solutions from the private, NGO,
government, and academic sectors.

Through this approach, your city will have the resources and structure needed to take full advantage of
resilience-building opportunities. Your city will also receive the collateral
benefits of building resilience in a smart way - yielding a "resilience dividend" that will be reflected in
your economy, in the opportunities available to your citizens, and in your budget.

You join our network at an exciting time. In just three years, our members have already begun to see the
benefits of building resilience in their cities and are actively sharing the secrets
behind those successes. We've seen cities reorganize their governments around resilience, secure
hundreds of millions of dollars from external sources, and engage new partners and
stakeholders to support this work. Importantly, cities are launching new projects and initiatives, from
implementingnew technology to map and prepare for the impacts of climate
change, to new risk-transfer solutions to finance infrastructure and prepare for a disaster, to efforts to
address barriers to social cohesion.

As you read this, our work is happening across the globe. More than 50 Chief Resilience Officers have
been appointed; tens of thousands of stakeholders have been engaged in
developing City Resilience Strategies; and more than 60 cities are working day in and day out to build
groundbreaking, tangible, and actionable Resilience Strategies.
Now it is your turn. You are ready to rise to the challenge of building a more resilient city, and we are
ready to apply our learning and vast support network to help you achieve that goal.
The next year will be full of exciting changes - some straightforward, some more complex - as we
begin this journey together, and we know it will yield great benefits for your city and
citizens.

We look forward to what's to come.

Michael Berkowitz
President

Bryna Lipper
Vice President , City Relationships
100 Resilient Cities 100 Resilient Cities

NEXT STEPS:

We will be working with you to determine the best time to start this new engagemen,t based on a variety
of factors, including the timing preferences you listed within your application that
reflect, for example, election cycles, the launch of other major initiatives, and capacity within the
government. This means that our engagement will not necessarily start next month. To
give you a better sense of the year to come, the current 100 Resilient Cities Engagement Cycle is roughly
as follows:

Our engagement begins with a period of city orientation (100RC getting to know your city, and you getting
to know 100RC and the opportunities this partnership affords). Early in the
process, we will jointly plan an agenda-setting workshop, with the City Leader and diverse stakeholders
from across sectors. This is followed by (or sometimes happens concurrently
with) the CRO recruitment process and announcement. Once the CRO is appointed, we kick off the
strategy development phase - an intensive period that occurs over six to nine
months, led by the CRO with technical support from global experts, and requiring substantial involvement
from city leadership and stakeholders.

While this timeline highlights the major milestones on the 100RC journey, the specific engagement dates
for your city will be determined by the representatives working closely
with the 100RC team. During the welcome call, we will further discuss the considerations that will
influence the start dates for the agenda-setting workshop, CRO recruitment, and strategy
development.
100 Resilient Cities Engagement Cycle Steps to be completed by June 15, 2016 (detailed further in the
following pages):
D Welcome call: This call is designed to welcome you, introduce you to the 100RC team and vice versa,
and start discussing specific next steps.

1 Identifying a point of contact: After the welcome call, the City has to assign a single point of contact
with whom 100RC will work directly, along with a few others. 100RC
will work closely with the primary point of contact on a variety of tasks, including grant negotiation and
workshop planning - this person should be someone with
seniority and capacity.

Subsequent 100 Resilient Cities Engagement Cycle Steps:

I Orientation: We will provide the points of contact in your city with a detailed introduction to our
organization and the way we work with our member cities. It is
also a time for us to get a deeper understanding from you of your city's relevant systems and processes
and how best to approach working together. The orientation
will be conducted mostly by phone but might include a visit by 100RC to your city.

, Agenda -setting workshop: We begin our engagement with new member cities with an agenda-setting
workshop. These are high-profile, thought-provokingevents involving
a diverse group of stakeholders and city leaders, catalyzing the community around the effort, and -
exposing a broad set of resilience issues.

I CRO• The agenda-setting workshop provides member cities with valuable insights aRd perspectivel 111111

Strategy developme nt process: The Resilience Strategy serves as a roadmap to build resilience in
the city: It articulates the city's priorities for building resilience through
specific initiatives for immediate implementation as well as the city's longer-term future, and it triggers
action, investment, and support within city government and
from outside groups. The CRO, as the central coordinator and champion of resilience building, is
responsible for the design, developmen,tand implementation of the city's
Resilience Strategy. Cities will use the strategy process to innovate and create new opportunities and
solutions depending on their local context, capacity, and priorities.

I I Implementation: Once the strategy document is complete, we begin the most exciting and
transformational part of our relationship : executing on the city's shared priorities
and ambitions. To help support this phase, 100RC has already formed partnerships with some of the
world's leading resilience solution providers. From commercial entities who provide risk-assessment
software, to academic institutions with best practices; and multi-lateral organizations providing technical
assistance for natural hazards, 100RC is building the world's most powerful network of partners to help
our
member cities deploy their strategies. Importantly, 100RC recogn izes the value of cities identifying quick
wins and tangible projects and initiatives in their Resilience
Strategies to start immediately following their release. By focusing on both implementable short-term
solutions and long-term systemic projects simultaneously ,
100RC seeks to enable cities to build momentum for long-term involvement and funding for resilience-
building efforts.
Given this approach, 100RC feels strongly that our engagement with your city over these next few years
is a catalyst for long-term resilience-building. We are committed to providing our
members with four essential ingredients (CRO guidance, Strategy, Network, Platform), but each member
city must leverage that investment to effectively transform their cities. They will do
so by working beyond government, ensuring that a wide variety of stakeholders take part and contribute
to the process. We view the city's administration, private businesses, institutions,
and citizens as our partners in this ambitious agenda that begins today.

* Brad Stevens, Deputy City Manager is the CRO for The City of Calgary

Regards, Lorna

Lorna Wallace
Sr Advisor, Office of Recovery & Resilience
City Manager's Office #8003
Deputy City Manager's Office
The City of Calgary
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P.O. Box 2100, Station M, Calgary AB Canada, T2P 2M5

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' If every ne is moving forward togetl1er, lhen success takes care of il elf." Henry Ford
"What is the city but the people?' - WilliamShakespeare
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much - Helen Keller

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To: Wallace, Lorna; Sokolan -Oblak, Kathy; Bellis, Toby; Arthurs, Chris; Bowen, Carolyn; Walters , Patrick;
Danka, Julie Ann; Sutherland, Jennifer C.; Schaefer, Nicole; Megrath, Vickie; Marchand, Adonica; Pawluk,
Clyde; Chrusch, Erin; Yah ya, Josef; Duggan, Jim; Ebersohn, Dick; Gagnon, Steph; Goth, Jamie; Key,
Owen; Kathol, Heather; Aronitz, Rosemarie; Court Ellingson; Kent, Alison; 'Buie, Alison'; 'Shannon Hennig'
Cc: 'Matt Baden'; Melanie Soler; 'Sandy Chang'; pfeng@ucalgary.ca; Barry Phipps; Adam Legge; Wyton,
Steve; Wolf Keller; Whittingham, Brett T.; MacDonald, Allison; Fuller, Christina J.; 'Helen Moore -
Parkhouse'
Subject: Follow Up and update on the status of the lO0RC - Application - Decision Spring May 2016 -
Postponed
When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 10:00 AM-10:15 AM (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada).
Where: Conference Call Dial in # : 403 232-0994, participant access code: 9994415
Dear 100RC Team, please note we have been advised that announcements will NOT be made until the
third week of May (this is still tentative). I am postponing this virtual meeting to 2016 May 31st. Please
stay tuned as we await updates from 100RC.

Best regards, Lorna

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Briefing note
City of Calgary Named to International 100 Resilient Cities Network
2016 May 25

Description
Late today, it was announced The City of Calgary has been awarded membership to the 100 Resilient Cities
- Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC). Calgary is among the final cohort of cities from around
the world invited to join the worldwide 100RC Network .

This achievement will significantly strengthen current work being done by The City to prepare for and
recover from shocks and stresses stemming from social, economic and physical challenge s.

The 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Challenge was launched in 2013 to help enable 100 cities to better
address increasing challenges of the 21st century. The first 32 cities were awarded membership in
December 2013, more cities were added in December 2014 and the final 37 cities were announced a short
time ago (12:01 am Eastern Time). The final round saw more than 325 applications from cities in over 80
countries across six continents. Calgary is one of the three Canadian cities selected in the final round,
joining Vancouver and Toronto. Montreal was selected in 2014.

100RC Challenge was launched at the 2013 Clinton Global lnitiati e


by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

The Challenge is led by The Rockefeller Foundation and supported by insurance provider Swiss Re, the
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Architecture for Humanity. and Palantir, an international data
integration and analytics expert.

Throughout its 100-year history , The Rockefeller Foundat ion has enhanced the impact of innovative
thinkers ancl actors working to change the world by providing them with resources , networks, convening
power, and technologies to move them from idea to impact.

Key contacts
Public Inquiries Media Inquiries
311 Operations Vickie Megrath
Phone: 3-1-1 (outside Calgary: 403-268-2489) Department Communicat ions Leader
Media Phone: 403-828-2954
Email: Vickie.megrath@calgary.ca

Internal Inquiries Media Spokesperson


Lorna Wallace Brad Stevens
Senior Advi8or , Office of Recovery and Resilience Acting City Manager
Phone: 403-268-5269 Phone: 403-828-2954
Email: lorna.wallace@calga ry.ca Email: Brad.Stevens@calgary.ca

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Current status I next steps
• Last fall, The City applied to the last round of the 1OORC Challenge. As part of the application process,
we were asked to outline our most relevant shocks (flooding, wind events, blizzards and hazardous
materials event) and stressors (shifting macroeconomic trends, lack of affordable housing , aging
infrastructure, and water shortage I drought).
• The Rockefeller Foundation released the list of successful applicants at 10:01 pm today (12:01 am
Eastern Time). They are hosting formal events in Nairobi, Kenya, and Washington, D.C. to unveil the last
cohort list.
• Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Acting City Manager Brad Stevens will be holding a news co nference at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday to discuss Calgary's successful bid to join the 1OORC Net work.

City Administration Key Messages


• Over the next few weeks, City officials and the 100 Resilient Cities organization will discuss next steps.
• Resiliency is about the abilities of a community or organization to prevent or protect against significant
multi-hazard threats and incidents and to recover and resume critical services with minimum impact to
public safety, health , the environment and the economy.
• It is critical The City builds resiliency measures into projects and processes to decrease our vulnerab ility
to social, economic and environmental impacts of future events.
• 1OORC pays the salary of the CRO for at least two years. Other benefits of membership in the 1OORC
Network comes in other, even more valuable forms, such as deep technical expertise; supi:.1ort to develo
a resilience plan; and access to platform partners - the best resilience-building tools in th w · r:ld
provided by the private sector, the public sector, academic sector and on-governmental r:gamiza· ns.
• By looking at shocks and stresses simultaneously, and planning for them holisti ally 100R , s t0 t:ie p
cities deliver critical services in both good times and bad. Additionally, re·s lie e-o · g oJte seeks to
improve the efficiency of municipal services, by bridging collaboratit:m oe ee gove nment departments,
rather than increasing budgets.
• Administration has incorporated resiliency planning and processes itl'lm many of its operations and
established key partnerships for research and emergency activation with local agencies and
organizations:
Calgary Economic Development and partner agencies as the steward of the Economic Strategy for
Calgary
Emergency Preparedness Initiative of Calgary (EPIC) Project to increase emergency preparedness
within the non-profit sector, including strengthened business continuity planning .
University of Calgary - Urban Alliance is a research partnership to encourage and coordinate the
transfer of cutting-edge research for the benefit of our community and work toward the
imagineCalgary vision.
Approximately 18 business units have more than 50 programs, plans, strategies and reviews
underway to improve functional resiliency and continuity of services to citizens.
Two Affinity Workshops held this year brought business unit representatives together to review all
our work and translate into resilience themes.

City/ stakeholder roles


• The City of Calgary will:
continue working with business units and key community partners to assess what is needed to be
more resilient;
work with our civic and community partners to strengthen relationships and explore opportunities to
improve organizational and community resilience; and
work with the 1OORC Network and member municipalities to utilize and draw on the expertise that
the network provides as we continue to develop our resiliency strategy.

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Questions & Answers
1. What is 100 Resilient Cities Challenge?
100 Resilient Cities Challenge was pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation as part of the Foundation 's
centennial. It was launched to enable 100 cities to better address the increasing shocks and stresses of the
21st century.

Selected cities can access grant funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and get technical support and
resources for developing and implementing plans for urban resilience over the next three years. The
intention is for recipients to have a CRO to create and implement a resiliency strategy that allows the city to
better prepare for, address and recover quickly from crises or challenges.

The Foundation will coordinate the Resilient Cities Network and offer an innovative platform of services to
the Network members, including access to tools, technical support and resources for implementation of
resiliency strategies, including access to innovative finance for infrastructure development.

2. What is resiliency?
There are many definitions of resiliency. Generally, it is about being prepared and taking advantage of
opportunities to improve our ability to address and recover from events, crises or major challenges in a timely
and effective manner while protecting our citizens and maintaining services they want and need.

Calgary has experienced a number of significant events ranging from fires, blizzards and floods to economic
crises. Our resilience is tied to learning, adapting and continua lly imp roving.

3. What does The City of Calgary hope to get from being a 100 Resilient Cities?
The City of Calgary views membership in the 100 Resilient Cities Network as an opportunit)l to
capacity to coordinate planning efforts citywide through a resiliency len s.

our experience with others about what The City and our community lias been a
It's an exciting opportunity to elevate our city on the world stage.

4. What does The City of Calgary get out of this membership?


Benefits of membership into the 100RC Network of cities includes a grant to fund a Chief Resilience Officer
for up to two years , technical support and access to about 60 private and public sector tools and services to
develop and implement a resiliency strategy. It also brings the opportunity to share knowledge and best
practices with other members, and then share knowledge with other municipalities facing similar challenges.

The City and our designated 100RC officials will have discussions with members of The Rockefeller
Foundation on what Calgary needs and how to proceed. A plan will be developed a nd brought to Council with
recommendations on a go-forward action plan.

5. What has The City done to enhance our resiliency in the past?
The City has a number of plans, policies and practices in place that help us effectively deal with and recover
from events and crises that threaten the safety, security and daily needs of Calgarians, including:
Accelerating Capital for Economic Resilience (ACER) - established to identify and implement
improvements to capital project delivery planning and processes to ensure The City is delivering the
maximum value of investments as efficiently and effectively as possible;
2016 Economic Resiliency Strategy- a plan to support both response and recovery in the face of
declining oil provides and a cyclical Calgary economy;
Calgary 2020 Sustainability Direction - systems approach to sustainability with a cross-department
focus , impacting The City's business plans and budgets;
Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative (CPRI} - an overarching plan to provide community hubs and
social networks to ensure all Calgarians have easy access to services within their local community
and to provide a greater public awareness of poverty;

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Triple Bottom Line (TBL} Policy - a policy approved in 2005 that ensures all City decisions consider
environmental , social and economic implications as well as their impact on smart growth and mobility
choices;
2013 Flood Recov ery Framework - a plan that documents activities arising from the 2013 flood, from
immediate relief to long-term community restoration , rehabilitation and resiliency;
imagineCALGARY - 100-year community vision;
Planlt Calgary - integrated Municipal Development Plan and Calgary Transportation Plan;
Calgary Climate Change Accord - a commitment to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets for our
municipal operations and to pursue parallel reduction strategies in our surrounding communities ; and
Calgary Municipal Emergency Plan (MEP), Emergency Management Bylaw and the Comprehensive
Emergency Management model - help Calgary prepare for, and effectively deal with disasters when
they happen.

6. Why did The Rockefeller Foundation focus on cities only?


The need for resilience strategies is driven by three forces:
Urbanization - by 2050, more than two thirds of the world's population will live in cities putting new
strains on limited resources.
Globalization - cities are more interconnected than ever before and a system failure in one city can
cause collapse in economies across the globe.
Climate change - for the many cities located in fragile ecosystems and along coasts, the impacts of
climate change can be particularly catastrophic. Coastal flooding can produce damages costing $1
trillion a year by 2050.

7. What can Calgary do to become more resilient?


The City has identified five priorities that will help make our city as resilient as possi le.
Assessing ways to redu ce risks to future hazard events to ensure growth occurs I a
resilient manner;
Ensuring that our city's homeless, poor and vulnerable population ha
housing , income and support needed to thrive;
Providing a clear path for new development that is sustainable, manageable and pays for itself
throughout Calgary;
Ensuring Calgary is as economically diverse as possible to make sure the city can weather economic
cycles; and
Building capacity within The City, our partners and our communities to ensure the city can sustain,
recover, rebuild and excel from any shocks and emergencies.

8. What is The Rockefeller Foundation?


For 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation has helped people, organizations and government organizations
build resilience by helping them prepare for, withstand and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic
stresses. It has supported world leaders, innovative thinkers and actors working to change the world by
providing resources, networks, convening power, and supporting technologies to move them from idea to
impact. The Rockefeller Foundation has a long tradition of enhancing the impact of individuals, institutions
and organizations working to change the world. In today's dynamic and interconnected world, The
Rockefeller Foundation has a unique ability to address the emerging challenges facing humankind through a
100-year legacy of innovation, intervention and influence to shape agendas and inform decision making.

Seeking and shaping innovative solutions at the intersections of four issue areas, The Rockefeller
Foundation maintains a portfolio of interconnected initiatives. It seeks to achieve its vision through work
aimed at meeting four equally important goals: Revalue Ecosystems; Advance Health; Secure Livelihoods;
and Transform Cities.

During its centennial, the Foundation is focused on uncovering and addressing the challenges facing the
world's poor and vulnerable people for the next 100 years. It is expected that by 2050, 75 per cent of the

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world's population will live in urban settings. The Foundation sees building urban resilience as critical
because disasters have a larger impact on cities due to population density.

9. What is the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)?


The Clinton Global Initiative, an initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global
leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's pressing challenges. CGI annual
meetings bring together more than heads of state, Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs,
heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members
have made more than 2,300 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 400 million
people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented , these commitments will be valued at
$73.5 billion.

10. How many other Cities applied?


Calgary was selected from more than 325 applicants in the third and final round of the challenge. Vancouver
and Toronto were also selected this year. Montreal was selected in a previous round.

We join a diverse group of cities such as Mexico City, Mexico; Amman , Jordan; New Yor k City, USA; Accra,
Ghana; Chennai, India; and Bangkok, Thailand.

Email distribution
This Briefing Note was emailed to: CSC Briefing Notes distribution list

Author: Vickie Megrath


Date: 2016 May 25

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The Mayor:

• Last fall, The City applied on the last round of the 100 Resilient Cities challenge
headed by The Rockefeller Foundation.
• Today, I am pleased to share with you that we were successful in this process.
• We are one of three Canadian cities in this final cohort of 37 cities across the
globe.
o Vancouver and Toronto were also named today. Montreal, the only other
Canadian city among the 100 Resilient Cities, was selected in the last
round.
• The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge was launched at the 2013 Clinton Global
Initiative (CGI) Annual meeting, headed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
• The challenge helps 100 cities to learn from each other to better address the
social, economic and physical challenges of our time.
• There are many definitions of resiliency.
• According to the Rockefeller Foundation: "''Urb an resilience is the capacity of
individuals , communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to
survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and cut
shocks they experien ce."
• It's about having the skills to recover and resume critical services wit
impact to public safety, health, the environment and tbe c omy.
• It's about taking advantage of opportunities to improv r abUi y o address and
recover from or major challenges in a timely and effective manner while
protecting our citizens and maintaining services they want and need.
• Calgary has experienced a number of significant events ranging from fires,
blizzards and floods to economic crises.
o But it's not just about the big disruptions... it can be about the persistent
challenges we may face such as poverty or community health
• Our resilience is tied to learning, adapting and continually improving.
• We are excited to be part of this elite group of global cities. This achievement will
not only give us access to tools and resources to help us continue our current
work of resiliency building.
• It will also be teaching the world about what The City and our community has
been able to accomplish in the past.
• It's an exciting opportunity to elevate our city on the world stage.
• I would like to introduce Brad Stevens, Acting City Manager and he can speak
about what 100 Resilient Cities network can do for our City.
• Good morning everyone and thank you Mayor Nenshi.
• Yes , we are very excited at The City to have been accepted as part of the 100
Resilient Cities Network.
• This achievement will significantly strengthen current work being done by The
City to prepare for and recover from the many shocks and stresses that could
arise as a result of social, economic and physical challenges .
• There are enormous benefits to joining the 100 Resilient Cities Network,
• We will get expertise and support to help us develop our own resilience plan,
utilizing the professional and technical expertise of the 100RC network member
municipalities and the Rockefeller Foundation .
• We will also get access to their platform partners - the best resilience building
tools in the world - provided by the private sector, the public sector, and NGOs.
• The City of Calgary views membership in the 100 Resilie nt Cities Network as an
excellent opportunity to build capacity and coordinate resiliency planning and
initiatives.
• City Administration will continue working with business units and key communit¥
partners to assess what is needed for our organization and our community to
more resilient.
• We will work with the 100 Resilient Cities Network to utilize and draw n tne

• Over the next few weeks, City officials and the 100 R s.ilient Cities organization
will discuss next steps.
• Today is about celebrating Calgary's membership in this global network, being
proud of the work we have done so far, and knowing that we have the
opportunity to continue to strengthen and build on our plans.
• Do you have any questions for me or Mayor Nenshi?
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8:30 - Media invite sent

10:15 - Email to staff

10:15 - Email to partners

10:30 - News conference


- News release printed copies available
- Event to be videotaped
- Live tweeting during news conference

10:30 - Dr. Judith Rod in , Q&A: The First 100


Resilient Cities & Beyond Facebook Live

10:45

Post media event - City news blog posted with video


- Mayor's blog

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> On May 24, 2016,
2016, at 10:22
10:22 PM, Megrath,
Megrath, Vickie <Vickie.Megrath@calgary.ca> wrote: wrote:
>
> Good
Good evening,
evening,
>
> A few moments
moments ago,
ago, The Rockefeller Foundation
Foundation announced
announced The CityCity of Calgary has been
selected for membership to the 100
selected for membership to the 100 ResilientResilient
Cities<http://100resilientcities.rockefellerfoundation.org/
Cities< http://100resilientcities.rockefellerfoundation.org/ > – Pioneered Pioneered by by The
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>
> The 100 Resilient CitiesCities (100RC) Challenge
Challenge wasa launched
launched in 2013 to help enable enable 100 cities
cities
from
from around
around the
the world
world to
to better
better address
address increasing
increasing challenges
challenges of of the
the 21st
21st century.
century . Calgary
Calgary is
is
n
one of
ofthree
threeCanadian
Canadian cities
cities selected
selected inin the
the final
finalround
roundtotojoin
join the
the global
global network.
network
Vancouver and Toronto were er selected
selected in this round and Montreal joined joined the Network in RoundRound
Two
Two.
>
> This achievement
achievement will significantly
significantly strengthen
strengthen current workwork being done by The City to
prepare
prepare for
for and ecove from
and recover from shocks
shocks and
and stresses
stresses stemming
stemming from
from social,
social , economic
economic and
and physical
physical
challenges.
challenges Membership in 100RC comes with a grant to fund a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO),
. Membership in 100RC ome with grant to fund Chief Resilience Officer (CRO),
the benefits of drawing technical expertise and cces to about 60 private and public
the benefits of drawing on technical expertise
sector tools and services to develop and implement and access to about 60
resiliency strategy. private and public
. It also brings the
sector tools to
opportunity andshare
services to develop
knowledge and practices
and best implementwith
a resiliency strategy
other members It also
and 100RC brings the
platform
opportunity
partners to share
in the knowledge
private sector, and
the best practices
public sector, with othersector
academic membersand andNGOs
100RC platform
partners in the private sector, the public sector, academic sector and NGOs.
Naheed Nenshi
> Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Acting ‐
Acting City ‐
Manager ‐Brad Stevens
Stevens will share the announcement
announcement with
the media
media at
at 10:30 .m tomorrow<x apple
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(Wednesday). The Rockefeller
Foundation
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hosting similar
similar announcements
announcements in in Washington,
Washington, D.CD.C. and
and Nairobi,
Nairobi, Kenya.
Kenya.
>
> If
If you
you require
require additional
additional information,
information, please contact:
contact:
>
> Lorna Wallace

> Senior Advisor, ‐ Office of Recovery
‐ ‐ and Resilience
Lorna Wallace
Senior Advisor, Office of Recovery and Resilience
> Phone:
Phone: 403 268 5269<tel:403
5269< tel:403 268 5269>
> Email:
Email:
> lorna.wallace@calgary.ca<mailto: lorna.wallace@calgary.ca><mailto:
lorna.wallace@calgary.ca<mailto: lorna.wallace@calgary.ca><mailto: lorna
lorna
> .wallace@calgary.ca
.wallace@calgary.ca >
> Thank you
you.
>
> Vickie Megrath
> Communication
Communication Leader
Leader
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From: Stevens, Brad


Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:33 PM
To: Wallace, Lorna
Cc: Snyders, Faye; Marchand, Adonica
Subject: Re: Information o
Re: onKatya
KatyaSienkiewicz,
Sienkiewicz 100RCRelationship
, 100RC RelationshipManager visit
visittotoCalgary 2016
2016
September 26-30th

Thanks
Thanks!

Sent from myiPhone


rom my Phone

On Jul 21, 2016,


016 at 5:30 PM, Wallace, Lorna
Lorna <LLorna.Wallace@calgary.ca> wrote:
wrote

Brad, Adonica and I will chat to you more about the 100RC Relationship
elationshipManager’
Manager’ s (Katya’
(Katya’ s)s)visit
visitto
to
Calgary ext Tuesday, 2016 July 26th at 10:00
algary at our one on one meeting next 10:0 a.m.;
.m. however,
owever, ninthe
theinterim,
interim,
here iss where we are at with the 100
100 Resilient
Resilient Cities (100RC)
100RC) Introductory
ntroductory visit
visit to
toCalgary
algary scheduled
scheduled for
th
th th
th
the week of 2016 Monday, September26
Monday, September 26 – Friday,
Friday, September
September 3030 :

 100RC Representatives visiting Calgary:


Calgary
o Katya Sienkiewicz, 100RC 00RC Relationship
elationship Manager* ; and
o Otis Rolley (tbc), the North America
American n Regional Director
Directorwith with100
100Resilient
esilientCities;
Cities;
*Katya iss the Relationship Manager for forCCalgary,
algary, Vancouver
Vancouverand and Seattle
Seattle.
Vancouver and Seattle’
Seattle’ ss orientatio
rientation nvisits
visitswill
willtake
take place
lacethis
thissummer.
Vancouver iss going to provide
rovide us with their agendaagenda and they hey are going to give us
feedback re: essons
lessonsearned
learnedfromfromthethevisit
visit. Toront
Toronto
Stinson).
going
o iss going to doto the
do the same
(theirrelationship
(theirr elationship manager iss Olivia
Olivia Stinson).

 100RC meetings booked


booked thusthus far
far:
manager
o Tuesday, September
September26 26th 8 10:00
0:0 a.m. Brad Stevens, CRO/DCM Introductory
Introductory
meeting – Katya
Katyawill
will give
givea 100RC Presentation n – a complete
completeoverview
verviewof thethe

program
rogram and funding.. The ‐presentatio
and funding resentation n and
and overview takes
takes about
about one hourand
hour and
one hour has been set aside
aside fora
for Q&A
00RCQ&A session;
session;
resen tatio
o Tuesday, th
September26
Tuesday, September 26 10 10 11:00
1:0 a.m. Mayor/City ManagerManager courtesy
ourtesyvisit;
visit;
o Tuesday, September26
Tuesday, September 26 th 1:30
1:30 p.m.
.m ALT – cancelled
cancelled – wa s going
going to
to be1515
minutes at ALT forC
minutes at forCRO/DCM
RO/DCM‐ to to introduce
ntroduc‐e Katya
atya and
and Otis to the
the ALT
ALTand
and allow
allow
any Q&A that
ha t they
hey might have about the
have about the program
rogram,, funding,
funding, nex
extt steps,
teps,etc..
etc.

Please note: Katya and Otis will make themselves available


available forp
forpartner
artnermeetings,
meetings,City
City
department/business
epartment/business unitunit meetings, tours, breakfast,
breakfast, lunch
unch or dinner meetings or whatever we
suggest
uggest to
to help ntroduce Katya
help introduce Katya and Otis to
and Otis to Calgary
algary,, the region
egion and
and our partners. Priorto
Prior to
booking any of
of those
those meetings
meetings we would
would ikeliketo
togive
giveyouyoua program
rogramupdate
updateand
andreceivee any
eceiv any
feedbackt
feedbackthat
hat you
you might
might have
have. Again, we plan to chat you about this at our one on one meeting
next Tuesday.

Regards,
Regards, Lorna
Lorna

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of Calgary 2016-G-0208
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From: Stevens, Brad


Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:03 PM
To: Wallace, Lorna
Cc: Afsheen
Snyders, Faye; Marchand, Adonica; Megrath, Vickie; Mohamed, Afsheen
Subject: Re Office of th ee Mayor Preference -re:
Re: 100RC BN
re 100RC BN

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From: MBerkowitz [mberkowitz@100resilientcities.org]


Sent: Wednesday June 15, 2016 5:13 PM
Wednesday, PM
Subject: Regarding The Rockefeller Foundation
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Importance: High

Dear Member Cities,


Cities, City
City Leaders,
Leaders, and
and Chief Resilience
Resilience Officers,
Officers,

I wanted
wanted to make
make sure
sur you
yousaw
sawthetheWall
WallStreet
StreetJournal
Journalarticle
ar ticleannouncing
announcing Dr. Dr. Rodin’s transition
tran ition out
out of the role
role of
of
President of the Rockefeller
President Rockefeller Foundation.
Foundation. ThiThis may
may come
com as as aa surprise
surprise but
but itit wa
was in
inmany
many ways
waysaalong
long time coming – she
time coming
not only
not only was
wa on of the longest
one longestserving
servingpresidents
presidentsinin
the Foundation’s
the Foundation’shistoryhistory , but
buthas largely
has largelyaccomplished
accomplishedwhat whatshe
sheset
set
st
out to achieve in
in transforming
transforming ththee organization
organization and
and preparing
preparing it it for
for th
thee 21 century. She’s
21st century She’s leaving
leaving at
at aa time
time when
when the
the
Foundation is as strong
Foundation strong and influential
influential aas it
it ever
ever been.
been.

practice,, today’s
In practice today’s announcement
announcement wil willl ch ange very little – if anything - for us.
change us At Atsome
somepoint
pointthis
thi summer,
summer,JudyJudywill
will
partner with
partner with the Chair
Chair of the Board,
Board, Richard
Richard Parsons,
Parsons, toto start
start an
n intensive
intensiveand
anddeliberate
deliberate process
processto tointerview,
interview, select
selectand
and
transition a new President
transition President. The
The announcement
announcement and and subsequent
subsequent process
process has
has nno
effect
effectononour
ourfunding,
funding,ourourstaffing,
staffing,ororour
our
work in cities
work Going forward
cities.. Going forward I fully
fully expect
expect that
that our
our interactions
interactions with
with Judy willl continue
Judy will continue toto be
be frequent
frequent and
and productive.
productive.
In fact,
fact, we
w hope
hopeshe
shewill
willcontinue
continuetotobe
beaacolleague
colleagueand
andadvisor
advisorto
touus
even
even
after
after
her
her
transition.
transition.

On a personal
personal level,
level, this
this is a very
very bitter
bitter sweet
sweet moment
moment for for me.
me Exactly
Exactlythree
threeyears
yearsago
agothis
thi month,
month,Judy
Judyand
andI had
haddinner
dinner
in London, where sh
shee (easily) convinced
convinced mem to
totake
take this
thisjob
joband
andembark
embarkononthis
thisadventure
adventure that
thathas
haschanged
changed my
mylif
life and
and
allowed me to meet
allowed meet you all.

I am grateful Dr.. Rodin and


grateful to Dr and Chairman
Chairman Parson
Parsons s for
for bringing
bringing meme into
into their
their confidence
confidence in in th
thee planning of this
this
announcement so
announcement s that
thatI had
hadthe
theopportunity
opportunitytotoappropriately
appropriatelyinform
informyou.
you.Please
Pleaseread
readthe
thearticle below
article belowand
andletletme
me know
knowif if
have any questions.
you have questions. I am
amlooking
looking forward
forward to
to being
being in
in touch
touch with
with you
you all
all soon,
soon, and
and continuing
continuing ourour work
work in in the
the months
months
and year
yearss ahead.
ahead.

Yours resilience,,
Yours in resilience

Michael
Michael

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/judith-rodin-steps-down-as-head-of-rockefeller-foundation-1466031571
http://www.wsj.com/articles/judith-rodin-steps down-as-head-of-rockefe ler-foundation-146603157

WSJ: Judith Rodin Steps Down as Head


WSJ Judith Head of
of Rockefeller
RockefellerFoundation
Foundation

By SHALINI
SHALINIRAMACHANDRAN
RAMACHANDRAN

June 15, 2016 6:59 p.m. ET

When RockefellerFoundation
Rockefeller Foundation President
President Judith
Judith Rodin
Rodin wanted
wanted support
upport for
for a new urban initiative, she cold
cold‐called
called Alex
Karp,
Karp , chief executive o
off Silicon Valley’
Valley’ssPalantir
PalantirTechnologie
TechnologiessInc.
nc

Ms.
Ms. Rodin praised Mr. Karp forusing
for usingdata
data analytics
analytics to
to help
help communities
communities recover after
after Hurricane
Hurricane Sandy,
Sandy, but
but she
she
quibbled: “You guys just
just intervened
ntervened after
afterthe
thefact.”
fact.”

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Instead, she proposed, why doesn’
Instead, doesn’ttPalantir
Palantiradd
add technology
echnologyto
tohelp
helpcitie
citiess dentify
identifytheir
theirweaknesses
weaknesses“before
“before the
the disaster
disaster
happens?”

Mr. Karp agreed:


agreed: “We
“We think this
this can be transformational,”
ransformational, ” he
he later
ater told
told her,
her, according
according to
to Ms.
Ms. Rodin,
Rodin, since
since titalso
alsocould
couldbebe
a new business forthe
for the company
company.

Ms.
Ms. Rodin’
Rodin’ ssapproach
approachto to Palantir exemplifies the
the unusual
unusual path
path she
she has
has taken at
at the helm
helm of the
the Rockefeller
RockefellerFoundation,
Foundation,
of the nation’
nation’ ssmost
mostprominent
prominent philanthropic
philanthropic institutions.
nstitutions
Palantir exem plifies
On
on e Wednesday
Wednesday evening, the 71 year old
old Ms.
Ms. Rodin
Rodin told
told the
the foundation’
foundation’ s board‐ tha
thatt she
she plans
plans to step down,
down, following an
11 year tenure characterized more by forging
forging strategic
trategicpartnerships
partnershipswithwithwel known
well known companies
companies than doling
than outout
doling checks
checks
to gran
grantt seekers.
seekers − −

In
n an interview
nterviewat at her
her Manhattan
Manhattan office
officeearlier
earlierthis
thisweek,
week,Ms.Ms. Rodin
Rodinsaid
saidshe
shefelt
felt her
her workaltering
work alteringthe
thefoundation’
foundation’ss
strategy
trategy wa s largely complete.
complete. ““Now
Now there needs
need s to be another round
round of
ofdecisions
decisions that
that are going to impact
mpact the next five

years,” she said.


to 10 years,” said. She plans to stay on until her iss chosen
chosen.
Ms. Rodin who was the Rockefeller Foundation’ s firs female president, has been a trail blazer since taking the job in
Ms. Rodin,, who the RockefellerFoundation’ s firstt female president, has been trail blazer since taking the job n
2005. Like a corporate CEO, she has
2005. has emphasized
emphasized brand building
buildingand
successor
brand andhitting
hittingshorter
shorterterm
term performance goals, making
performance goals, makingher
her
a rarity
arity in nonprofi t world.
n the nonprofit world ‐
She unabashedly
unabashedly admits
admits to spending more time with the foundation’
foundation’sscorporate
corporate partners than
than with
with its
ts beneficiaries
beneficiaries.

That,
That, plus
plus the
the rigorous
igorous screening
creeningprocesprocesssshe
shehas
hasput
putinnplace
placefor
forgrant
gran tfunding,
funding,have
havelededthe
theCenter
CenterforEffective
for Effective
Philanthropy to give the foundation
foundation low ow rating
ratingss forits
for ts relationship
elationship with grant recipients.
ecipients. Other critics say
say she
she focuses
focuses too
too
much
much on seeking publicity.
seeking publicity.
grant cr
s itic
Ms. Rodin brushes
brushes aside the the criticism
criticism.. “Philanthropy is s littered
ittered with
with short
short term
term success and long termterm lack
ack of
of
sustainability,” said. “I
sustainability,” she said. “Iff the
the market
marketss find ways
ways to benefit
benefit from
fromsupporting
upportingphilanthropic
philanthropicgoals
goalsbecause
becauset’it’s sgoogood
d
business, you really have a much higher probability
probability of
ofsustainability.”
sustainability.” − −

As forher
for her prominence,
prominence, she she says
sa s the
the foundation’
foundation’s “bully
“bullypulpit”
pulpit” sisstrongerthan
stronger than ever. “There
“There sn’
isn’ tt a president or prime
minister I can’
can’ tttalk
talkto, sheysays.
to,””she says

Hobnobbing with the corporate elite has been a hallmark of Ms. Rodin’ s tenure. This year, she held a summit at the
− Economic Forum ina‐Davos, Switzerland,
World Nigeria‐with 15 world and business leaders, hailing from companies including
Hobnobbing with Forum
World Economic the corporate
n Davos,elite has been with
Switzerland, hallmark of Ms.
15 world andRodin’ s tenure.
business This
leaders, year,from
hailing she held summit
companies at the
including
Wa
Wal Mart
MartStores
Stores Inc.,
Inc.,Coca
Coc Cola
ColaCo.and
Co.andNigeria based
basedDangote
DangoteGroup
Grouptotodiscuss
discusstackling
tacklingfood
foodwaste.
waste.AtAtthe
theforum,
forum, the
the
foundation handed
handed out outsnack
snackssfrom
from discarded
discarded food scraps. Among
Among them
them were “upcycled” mango tarts
“upcycled” mango tarts and
and pickled
vegetable salad,
salad, which Ms. Rodin made sure formerWhite
former WhiteHouse
House assistant chef Sam
Sam Kass came by to sample.
sample.
Ms. Rodin’
On Ms. Rodin’ sswatch,
watch,thetheRockefeller Foundation has pursued a strategy
RockefellerFoundation trategy ofof making
making small
small nitial
initialinvestments
nvestmentsninprojects,
projects,
partnerships with governments
and then forming partnerships governments and corporations to ramp them up up.

Among her major initiatives:


nitiatives: awarding grants
grants to
to 100
100 cities
cities to
to hire
hire “chiefr
“chiefresilience
esilienceofficers”
officers”; developing
developingtraining
rainingand
and
hiring programs
programs designed
designed totomake
makedisadvantaged
disadvantaged African
Africanyouth
youthwithout
withoutconventional
conventionalcredentials
credentialsattractive
attractivetotoemployers
employers
ike
likeMicrosoftCorp.;
MicrosoftCorp.
; and
andhelping
helpingtotocreate
create“impact
“impact investing”
investing” benchmarks,
benchmarks, sobanksbanksike
likeJ.P.
J.P.Morgan
MorganChase
Chase&&Co. Co. can
help clients measure the social
ocial good of an investment.
nvestment

SSince
ince MMs.
s. RRodin
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013, ththe
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nd aanalyze
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callcall
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thethe
city’city’
s 311 311
information
nformation service
ervice to
to help
help city
cityofficials
officials understand
understandhow howto tobest
best serve neighborhoods.

Microsoft
Microsoft President
President Brad
BradSmith
Smithsaid
said one of Ms.
Ms.Rodin’
Rodin’ s main
main mission
missionss was to show that
tha t “what is
s good
good forthe
for theworld
worldsis
good forbusiness.”
for business.”
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Ms. Rodin who was the first emale president of the University of Pennsylvania, sits on the boards of Comcast Corp and
Peanuts
Citigroupcomic depicting
Inc. and erves Lucy,, encased
on their n decades
compensation s ‐old plastic “where
committees— frame, reads, “A Woman’
the power is,” shes says.
PlaceIns her
n Control.”
office an old
Ms. Rodin,nc.
Citigroup , who
and s the first th
female president of the
r compensation University
committee of Pennsylvania,
—“where the powersits
is,” shethe boards
says. of office,
n her Comcast
, Corp.
old . and
Peanuts comic depicting Lucy encased in a decade old plastic frame, reads, “A Woman’ s Place is in Control.”
Government officials
officials have
have found
found an ally ninMs.
Ms.Rodin
Rodinandand her
herenterprising
enterprisingtactics
tactics.

Shaun
Shaun Donovan, a longtime housing official
official who
who iss now directorof
director ofthetheWhite
WhiteHouse
House Office
OfficeofofManagement
Management and andBudget,
Budget,
ssays
ays Ms. Rodin helped
helped create asizable
sizablefund
fundtotodevelop
developaffordable
affordable housing in New
housing YorkCity
n New by by
York City bringing together
bringing together
foundations and the private sector.
ector. “If
“ Iftithadn’
hadn’ tt been
been forJudy’
for Judy’ ss personal
personalengagement,
engagement, we would
would have taken years,”
years,” he
says
says.

Mr. Rodin’
Rodin’ sscritics
critics include
nclude Martin Morse Wooster,
Wooster, a seniorf
seniorfellow
ellowat
at the Capital Research Center, a conservative think
think
tank focused on philanthropy.
philanthropy. “Foundations
“Foundations that
that do
do what we want forforthe
the nonprofit
nonprofit secto
sector are the ones that
tha t don’
don’ tt seek
seek
publicity,”
publicity, ” he
he says.
says

Ms. Rodin’
foun dationsand
prominence
the producerss of theikely helped her
hitt Broadway pull off“Hamilton”
musical her most” share
ecen the
success.
costsLas year,s she
of tickets proposed
for20,000 tha the
students n
Ms. Rodin’
foundation
‐ s
andprominence,
the ,
producerhowever,of ,
thelikely
hi helped
Broadwayher pull off
musical her most
“Hamilton recentt
share the Last
costs oft year,
ticket she
forproposed
20,000 thatt
studentsthein
low
ow ncome
incomeschools.
schools.“At
“At that
tha e, we just had good buzz bu
h towever
tim
time, butt hadn’
hadn’ttexploded
explodedinto
nto this international
nternational phenomenon,” sai d
said
Luis Miranda,
Luis Miranda, fatherof
father ofLin
LinManuel
Manuel Miranda,
Miranda, thetheshow’
show’ s creato
creatorand
andstar
star.
phenomenon,”
As a result, even as theater fanspay
theater−fans pay broker
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bill

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