Greater Miami & the Beaches is a unique collaboration among Miami-Dade County and the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, created to respond to global trends major cities face: urbanization, globalization and climate change. In the spring of 2016, after a highly competitive process, Greater Miami and the Beaches was selected to join the 100 Resilient Cities Program pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.

In the spring of 2019, Greater Miami and the Beaches released the Resilient305 Strategy, a living document that addresses resilience challenges prioritized through intergovernmental and community collaboration. Throughout the process – in public meetings, surveys and focus groups – Greater Miami and the Beaches engaged thousands of stakeholders to help shape the strategy and make sure it reflected the input from a wide range of expertise, ages, ethnicities, cultures, income levels and geographic areas. This continued interaction will be key to the successful implementation of the strategy.

100 Resilient Cities, also referred to as 100RC, is an organization pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. 100RC is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides expert consultant support to develop a Resilience Strategy for Greater Miami and the Beaches. 100RC Cities has access to $200 million in solutions through consultant services, as well as access to the network of peer cities.

The resilience strategy is designed to address Greater Miami and the Beaches' key shocks and stresses. Acute shocks are sudden and sharp events that threaten a city, such as hurricanes. Chronic stresses weaken the fabric of a city on a day-to-day or cyclical basis, such as infrastructure failure.

As the work of Resilient305 continues Miami-Dade County has been chose to be the first community partner of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic Council.