|HUD No. 13-179
December 3, 2013
HUD SECRETARY DONOVAN RELEASES STATEMENT ON THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION'S SELECTION OF 33 RESILIENT CITIES
WASHINGTON - Following today's announcement by the Rockefeller Foundation of the first 33 cities named to the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan released the following statement:
"I commend the Rockefeller Foundation for their selection of 33 cities that are committed to making themselves more resilient. As we cope with our changing climate, it will take collaboration between governments, businesses, civic groups, and philanthropic organizations to ensure our cities are updating their infrastructure and adapting to new challenges. The Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Challenge will provide resources and invaluable expertise to these cities that will help spur innovation, provide economic opportunity, and make us better prepared for the future."
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