By­b­los launches “Of­fice of Re­silience”

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This sum­mer, By­b­los be­came the first city in the re­gion to cre­ate an “Of­fice of Re­silience,” join­ing a grow­ing net­work of what will be­come 100 Re­silient Cities (100RC), with the sup­port of the Rock­e­feller Foun­da­tion. The or­ga­ni­za­tion aims to pro­tect a city’s ur­ban fab­ric against daily stresses such as high un­em­ploy­ment, en­demic vi­o­lence, and lack of public trans­port or wa­ter short­ages. “In a re­gion full of un­cer­tainty, it is time to re-adapt our­selves to a new in­ter­con­nected world that is rapidly chang­ing," says Tony Sfeir, mem­ber of the mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil, who was ap­pointed chief re­silience of­fice. 100re­silientc­i­

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