The City of Cape Town has been selected to join the 100 Resilient Cities network, mayor Patricia de Lille announced on Thursday.
Cape Town was one of 37 cities selected to join 63 others as part of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Challenge.
De Lille said the city’s selection to participate in the programme, aimed at helping cities build resilience to social, economic and physical problems in urban environments, was a “significant honour”.
“As a member of 100RC, the City of Cape Town will gain access to tools, funding, technical expertise and other resources to build resilience to the challenges of the 21st century,” she said.
Among the other newly listed 37 cities are Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Calgary (Canada), Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Salvador (Brazil), Tel Aviv (Israel), The Hague (Netherlands), Washington DC (US) and Yiwu (China).
Source – TheSouthAfrica