The Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (AARFRC) has engaged the Centre for Urbanization, Building & Environment (CUBE) to help pursue AARFRC’s objective of providing resilience solutions to one billion people by 2030, by building resilience in the people of Chennai, with awareness of the current urbanization challenges, such as Urban Heat, Water Conservation, Food Security and Income Disparity (especially among vulnerable communities) and lack of Civic Engagement on issues like Waste Segregation. In addition, AARFRC wishes to engage CUBE to assist in continuing implementation of elements of the Chennai Resilience Strategy under the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100RC program through the Urban Horticulture Initiative.
For this purpose, CUBE shall institutionalize the Chennai Resilience Centre (CRC) as one of its divisions, to be fostered and supported in part by the Atlantic Council of the United States, Inc.’s Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (AARFRC). CRC shall have an aim to promote resilience in individuals, communities and institutions to address the challenges posed by climate change and rapid urbanization in Chennai.
In order to maintain continuity, CUBE will work closely with the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and other Government Organizations to affect the Urban Horticulture Initiative of the “Chennai Resilience Strategy” in phases as may be identified. To that end an MoU will be signed between GCC and CUBE and any other Government Organizations as may be required.