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July 23, 2015

Rockefeller Foundation Adds $64 Million to Cities Program

The Rockefeller Foundation is boosting its "100 Resilient Cities" program with an additional $64 million to help urban areas withstand physical and economic emergencies, the Associated Press reports.

The infusion announced Tuesday by foundation President Judith Rodin supplements $100 million the organization committed in launching the effort in May 2013.

The three-year program funds "chief resilience officers" in 100 cities to plan and implement strategies to tackle challenges arising from natural disasters, health threats, terrorist attacks, or an economic collapse. Sixty-seven cities worldwide have joined the program, with participants expected to become models for other cities.