RadioNZ 25 March, 2014.
Representatives from the Rockefeller Foundation are in Christchurch to plan how the city can be more resilient to future disasters.
Christchurch has been selected as one of 33 cities to be part of the New York foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network, and a workshop is being held with about 50 community leaders.
Mayor Lianne Dalziel says resilience is everything from sustainable land use, food and water security, and adapting to climate change, through to community development.
Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin says that as part of the network, Christchurch will benefit from the knowledge of the other cities.
It will also receive a $1 million grant to create the role of a chief resilience officer who will implement a community-led resilience plan.