Full Name
Dr. Alexander Mirescu
Job Title
CEO and Founder, Resilient/City LLC
Resilient/City LLC
For over a decade, Dr. Alexander Mirescu has worked in several areas of disaster risk reduction and urban resilience beginning with the United Nations in 2009 in program coordination, aid effectiveness and resilience. After completing his doctoral studies in political science at the New School for Social Research in 2011, as professor, Mirescu conducted research on urban resilience and global development strategies. In 2015, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) nominated him to promoter of the UN Making Cities Resilient campaign. After leaving academia in 2016, Dr. Mirescu founded Resiliént/City LLC, a global consulting firm that supports municipal and national governments, the private sector and international organizations on evaluating risk and resilience, crafting policy and actions plans, and implementation. Mirescu has advised the Mexican Federal Congress, UNDP, various municipalities, and the World Water Council and facilitated trainings, webinars and research for UN-Habitat, UNDRR and Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities. Moreover, Resiliént/City has provided tailor-made policy support and project design for McKinsey Consulting and other global consulting firms for resilience projects in East and West Africa, the Middle East and South Asia and he continues to work directly with cities in North and Latin America. Dr. Mirescu regularly gives public lectures, interviews and publishes on urban resilience, risk reduction, urban sustainability and bringing other private sector firms to the increasingly lucrative resilience market. Since 2019, Mirescu has served as senior consultant for private sector engagement for resilience at the World Bank’s Climate Risk Early Warning Systems Initiative. In 2019, Resilient/City branched out operations to include social resilience supporting the World Economic Forum and the City of Jersey City. Since March 2020, he serves as Policy Fellow for the Forum’s “Healthy Cities and Communities” multi-city platform, combining aspects of social resilience with sanitation/hygiene, equitable food security and physical health.
Alexander Mirescu