Cities and People: Toward a More Resilient World

Dr. Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Cities and People: Toward a More Resilient World by The Chicago Council


An increasingly interconnected world is one that is more susceptible to disruption. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, civil unrest, and sophisticated computer hackers can have a greater impact than ever before, especially as urban populations grow and more of our lives reside on computer networks. But resilience to these challenges is being built every day, often from surprising sources. As cities, corporations, and individuals adapt to interconnectivity, which innovations will best maintain our way of life? How vulnerable are we to the disruptions of tomorrow? Join The Chicago Council and Dr. Judith Rodin for a discussion on the path toward a more resilient world.

Dr. Rodin’s new book, The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong, will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Stall following the program.

Speaker Bio


5:30 p.m.            

6:00 p.m.            
Presentation and discussion

7:15 p.m.            
Adjournment and book signing

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