Pittsburgh’s mayor commits 10% of budget to boost urban resilience

On October 3, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Mayor Bill Peduto announced that his city will commit at least 10 percent of municipal operating and capital budget spending on flood management, street and facilities improvement and other projects aimed to boost Pittsburgh’s resiliency in the face of future challenges like climate change.

With that pledge, announced as part of the 100 Resilient Cities summit in Bellagio, Italy, will come $5 million in technical and financial resources for the city over the next five years from The Rockefeller Foundation.

The foundation has previously included Pittsburgh in its 100 Resilient Cities network, which aims to help city governments around the world plan and prepare for future impacts from climate change and other challenges.

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