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ethnic and social diversity which shines through, at
                                                               any moment and at every corner, in artistic expres-
                                                               sions, culinary tradition and its religious syncretism.
                                                               Salvador is many cities, it is plural and it is cultural.
                                                               Salvador is a multiple capital, as are its identities, as
                                                               a reflection of its diversified social fabric. The Re-
                                                               silient Salvador project takes advantage of these
                                                               origins and assets to face challenges that are not
                                                               small nor few. The main highlight is the building of
                                                               sustainable and fair growth, which will be capable
                                                               of preserving the city’s heritage by promoting its
                                                               economy and, at the same time, strengthening its
                                                               social cohesion, in a group effort to build urban re-

                                                               As many other strategies from the 100RC network,
                                                               Resilient Salvador sets itself apart due to the way it                                                                    André Fraga
                                                               places people at its center, a proposition that feeds                                                                     Secretary - Salvador’s Sustainability, Innovation and
                                                               the main engine for resilience: from the planning of                                                                      Resilience Department
                                                               a transport system focused on the human being,
                                                               with micro-accessibility actions, to the effort of de-
                                                               signing  and  requalifying  vulnerable  communities
                                                               from the children’s perspective.
            Michael Berkowitz                                  As it could not be otherwise, the strategy recogni-                 In 1832, during Carnival in the city, the British ship   red centers of hope of a better life. So there is the
            President – 100 Resilient Cities Program                                                                               HMS Beagle arrived in Salvador bringing a young    need to create solutions and scale them through
                                                               zes the city’s diversity to promote a service-based
                                                               economy in the historical city center. This aims at                 naturalist on board. Here, Charles Darwin saw a tro-  networks such as 100 Resilient Cities.
                                                               strengthening and modernizing the government so                     pical jungle for the first time. He observed the buil-
                                                               that it can meet the needs of the population, and at                dings had an exuberant architectural style of their   Both resilience and sustainability are crucial strate-
            Its culture is vast, its history is strong, and the future   the same time create a citizenship culture in which       own; there was something different about the light   gic concepts in this new age of urban governance.
            is a promise of resilience. Salvador is power, and its   resilience is a shared and existing value.                    in this place and its beautiful blue sky, and people   The  effort  developed  by  the  Sustainability,  Inno-
            unmistakeable  personality  sets it apart  from  other                                                                 were much happier than ever imagined possible in   vation and Resilience Secretariat (SECIS), with the
            capital cities in Brazil and in the world. In the name   As you can see on the next pages, this is the result          Europe.                                            vital collaboration of other city departments, the
            of the whole team at 100 Resilient Cities, we are very   of a search for a strong foundation to help us de-                                                               public, the academic and the private sector, has re-
            pleased and proud to celebrate the launch of the   sign an agile approach for the problem. The results                 The Resilience Strategy was built with the aim of   sulted in a bridge to make Salvador a more integra-
            first Urban Resilience Strategy for Salvador: Resilient   show we can be certain that Resilient Salvador will          combining all this rich heritage: the human, histori-  ted and inclusive city. The initiatives proposed by
            Salvador. While congratulating the city, we also con-  perform its ambitions and actions with the primary              cal and natural aspects of the city. Urban and eco-  the Resilience Strategy are linked to the United Na-
            gratulate those who represent it and that have con-  and sovereign goal of having a positive impact on                 nomic development is impossible without the ba-    tions Sustainable Development Goals and reinforce
            tributed to make this project come true. So we salute   the lives of all people who call this city their home.
            mayor Antonio Carlos Magalhães Neto, Secretary for   Now, the work to implement the projects designed                  lance of natural ecosystems as input for the survival   our leadership role when it comes to sustainability,
            Sustainability, Innovation and Resilience André Fra-  by this strategy begins. We are excited and happy                of productive chains and businesses.               resilience and climate change.
            ga and Chief Resilience Officer Adriana Campelo, our   to be partners in this endeavour.
            partners and agents during this process.                                                                               Cities are the most logical route on the search for   The Resilience Strategy, which we are proud to pre-
                                                               Resilient Salvador: a new reason, a new enchant-                    solutions for the challenges faced by the planet. To-  sent, features the best of the Salvador spirit: it is
            Facing the Atlantic ocean, one of its famous highli-  ment. The world will admire and be inspired by this              day, most human beings live in urban centers and   creative, entrepreneurial, cultural and connected to
            ghts, Salvador is a multicultural city, full of a rich   beloved city, home of so many beautiful things.               this ratio is on the rise, as cities are also conside-  the world.
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