Helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century

Wood is a partner of 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation to give urban centres around the world access to groundbreaking tools allowing them to better plan for potentially destructive weather events.

In collaboration with 100RC, Wood is able to harness meteorological data to provide 100RC member cities with highly detailed forecasts on extreme weather patterns and the impacts they will have on localised infrastructure. The forecasting technology will empower cities to prepare comprehensive plans in advance of oncoming tropical storms, blizzards and other dangerous natural events. With this data, cities will be able to accurately discern which roads will be most impacted in the event of a massive snowstorm or which bridges require additional reinforcement to survive a powerful hurricane.

Wood is one of 100RC’s network of Platform Partners – a group of specialised organisations from the public, private and non-profit sectors that provides critical tools and services to make 100RC member cities better at adapting to the shocks and stresses of our world and transforming them into opportunities for growth.

Wood can also help 100RC member cities to develop critical materials for resilience building projects, such as detailed infrastructure project designs and environmental impact assessments.

Through the 100RC Network, cities partnering with Wood can also benefit from:

  • Extreme weather forecasting/flood warning services
  • Critical asset data management
  • Tactical action plans for resilience implementation and grant applications

Partnering with 100RC harnesses Wood's worldwide expertise in sustainability, emergency management, weather forecasting, environment and infrastructure to enhance cities’ capacities to thrive when experiencing the shocks and stresses of ongoing changes to our global environment.