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History

The work of CURE began in 2016, when faculty from UBC-Sauder, Yale University, Yale University, The University of Ghana, Indian Institute of Management, and Tec de Monterrey developed and launched, in partnership with Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative (100RC), a learning platform focused on urban resilience for students in the Global Network for Advanced Management – a network of 30 universities across 27 countries.

The synchronous online course, on “Urban resilience: Complexity, collaborative structures, and leading change” was one result of that collaboration.

With a focus on taking students from ‘local classrooms’ to the ‘global crucibles’ that cities are, this program has afforded the opportunity to over 350 graduate students from 15 universities, representing over 20 nationalities, diverse cultures, spread across 18 time zones, and from a range of academic programs (business, forestry & environmental studies, public health, journalism, public policy, architecture, urban design, medicine, and community planning), to work collaboratively in global-virtual and face-to-face teams to learn about urban resilience and work on projects/challenges offered by Chief Resilience Officers of cities in the 100RC network.

As part of this program, students have engaged in research and completed over 30 projects for cites in Asia (Chennai, Semarang), Europe (The Hague, Rotterdam, Manchester), North America (Juarez, Norfolk, Pittsburgh, San Juan, Calgary, Montreal, and Vancouver) and South America (Quito, Salvador, Porto Alegre, and Santa Fe (Argentina)).

Projects

Card link for Mapping of Slum Community Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Dhaka City

Mapping of Slum Community Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Dhaka City

  • September 8, 2020
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Water, Sanitation and Healthy space (WASH) Services for the Urban Poor

  • September 7, 2020
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WASH
Card link for Affordable Housing in Nairobi

Affordable Housing in Nairobi

  • September 6, 2020
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CURE
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Mechanisms to engage, strengthen and monitor urban communities’ resilience

  • August 31, 2020
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Card link for Citizen Crowdfunding through Individual Emission Data and Education to Restore Jakarta’s Forests

Citizen Crowdfunding through Individual Emission Data and Education to Restore Jakarta’s Forests

  • August 31, 2020
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Jakarta CURE Project
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Building Resilience in Coastal Cities of Bangladesh: Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Utility Services

  • August 31, 2020
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A river in Mongla.
Card link for Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems for the Rescue of the Yucatan Aquifer

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems for the Rescue of the Yucatan Aquifer

  • August 31, 2020
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Merida, Mexico
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Mukuru Clean Cooking Solutions Promotion Initiative

  • August 27, 2020
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Mukuru
Card link for Centering Equity in Long-Term Funding Strategies for Environmental Restoration of the Willamette River Basin

Centering Equity in Long-Term Funding Strategies for Environmental Restoration of the Willamette River Basin

  • August 27, 2020
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Willamette River
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