Cities nationwide are looking at resiliency in a way that housing providers need to pay attention to - they are developing strategies for resiliency that include economic equality and affordable housing.

Ambitious plans are leading cities into strategies to cope with today's issues and to be resilient to future change.

In 2014, Pittsburgh joined the ranks of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network, and today Mayor Bill Peduto announced a strategy for resilience going forward, which will address the city’s “most pressing and interconnected challenges that weaken the fabric of the city on a day-to-day and long-term basis,” according to a press release.

Through the Rockefeller program, cities receive technical and funding support while formulating how to achieve sustainability goals and respond to the effects of climate change, such as extreme weather events. Several 100RC cities have been able to hire a chief resilience officer (as Chicago did last year). New Orleans and Berkeley, California, released new resilience plans in the last two years.

As many cities have done while considering “resilience,” Pittsburgh examined economic inequality while creating the new strategy.

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