The 100 Resilient Cities Initiative: A Natural Experiment in the Politics of Creating a Sustainable World

 – Overview – 

This SSHRC funded project is led by Matt Hoffmann, Chris Gore, Michele Betsill, and Sara Hughes. This project will examine the emergence, implementation, and wind down of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative in order to better understand and help enhance the potential for transnational initiatives and cities to catalyze transformation towards sustainability and a low-carbon future. Our goal is to provide a fulsome picture of the life cycle and impact of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative and in so doing generate academic insights into the nature of sustainability transformations and practical knowledge for urgently pursuing transformation in a time of climate crisis.