Iron City Sunset, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from David Grant’s photostream

In 2015, Pittsburgh was chosen to participate in the 100 Resilient Cities network. This program was created by the Rockefeller Foundation to help cities around the world to become more resilient. City resilience is defined as “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.” From one time events like flash floods and extreme weather to long-term structural problems like inequality, air pollution, and crime, true resiliency is achieved when cities develop strategies to meet such challenges and threats.

As part of Resilient Pittsburgh’s mission, they have announced Pittsburgh’s very first Resilience Fair. It will take place on Wednesday, September 14th at the South Side Market House.

The fair will feature an update on the City’s Resilience Strategy, local speakers, and resource tables that showcase city-wide resilience initiatives. There will be hands-on activities, free food and refreshments, and a family-friendly atmosphere. They are also seeking your feedback on what a resilient Pittsburgh should look like and will provide ways for you to get involved in building a stronger, more resilient Pittsburgh!

The fair is free, but you’re requested to register online here so they can adequately plan for the event.

Resilience Fair
When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: South Side Market House, 12th Street & 1 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Register Online: Here