LSE Cities’ Director Ricky Burdett joins former presidents Bill Clinton and Olusegun Obsanjo and Deutsche Bank co-CEO Anshu Jain on the Rockefeller Foundation’s Resilient Cities judging panel.
The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the names of seven distinguished judges from around the world who will select the first round of cities to join the 100 Resilient Cities network. Nearly 400 cities across six continents applied to the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, which was announced on The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100th anniversary in May 2013.
The judges are:
President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
President Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria
Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, London School of Economics, UK
Dr. Peter Head, Chair, Ecological Sequestration Trust
Dr. Helene Gayle, President, CARE USA
Anshu Jain, Co-CEO, Deutsche Bank
Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation
“We are honoured to have such an esteemed group of leaders, who share our belief that building urban resilience is a 21st century imperative, to select the first cities to benefit from the 100 Resilient Cities network,” said Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation.