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City Gets National Attention For Resiliency After Katrina

Mayor Mitch Landrieu hopped on the national stage to talk about New Orleans' resiliency after Hurricane Katrina. "One of the unfortunate consequences of Katrina is everyone thought there was something wrong with the people of New Orleans," says Mr. Mayor. "Now everybody is starting to understand we're in the same game. Whether it's the bridge collapse in Minneapolis or tornadoes in Oklahoma, we realize catastrophic events can happen and we're not as resilient as we should be." The mayor was talking up the Rockefeller Foundation, which he credits for helping New Orleans get back in the groove after the storm. The foundation is launching a $100 million 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge to "promote urban resilience" in the face of natural and man-made disasters. As an added bonus, city leaders will be able to easily link up to share, "I've been there" moments.
· Cities bid to learn from New Orleans [Bloomburg Businessweek]
· 100 Cities to receive support in becoming more resilient (video) [MSNBC]