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UCL Geography researcher to lead team at Rockefeller Foundation programme

Director of Strategy Delivery at 100RC

UCL Geography researcher to lead team at Rockefeller Foundation programme

Braulio Eduardo Morera, a PhD researcher in UCLGeography, has been appointed Director of Strategy Delivery and Deputy Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East at 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), a programme pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.

100 Resilient Cities is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to physical, social and economic challenges. In his new role Braulio will lead a team providing technical assistance to support the development and implementation of holistic resilient strategies for cities in the 100RC network.

100RC supports a view of resilience that responds not just to the shocks, such as earthquakes, fires or floods, but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis. Examples include high unemployment, an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system, endemic violence, or chronic food and water shortages.

By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is better able to deliver basic functions, in both good times and bad, to all populations.

100RC has staff and offices in New York, London and Singapore to support the work in cities across their regions. In the UK, 100RC is working with Belfast, Bristol, Greater Manchester, Glasgow and London.

Braulio’s PhD work at UCL draws on his earlier experience in China as an urban designer, exploring the socio-political dimensions of eco-cities. Specifically, his research aims at understanding the practices involved in the imagination, planning, and communication of eco-city projects in China and their role as tools of interaction with state and market actors.

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A gathering in Connecticut of 100RC team members from London, New York and Singapore


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