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Here’s Why India Needs Smart Cities That Are Immune To Consequences Of Natural Disasters…and more

Some communities are destroyed by tragedy and disaster. Others spring back. Here’s what makes the difference.

How do people survive and move on from tragedies like last week’s terrorist attacks at home and abroad? When does a tragedy — whether human-made or natural disaster or a combination of the two — destroy a community, and when do they recover and thrive? For me, it’s a question that’s both personal and professional. In 2005, my family’s home and possessions were destroyed by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. Since then, I’ve researched why some communities rebound after crisis while others languish. The answer is in an often misunderstood concept called “resilience”…

 

Here’s Why India Needs Smart Cities That Are Immune To Consequences Of Natural Disasters

smart cities

The recent earthquake in North-east India has shocked everyone. The frequency at which earthquakes and other natural disasters’ are hitting India and other Asian countries, has got everyone worried. We can’t do much to avoid these natural disasters as they are planned by the almighty, not humans; however, a bit of consideration towards nature could help prevent them. What else? Building smart cities that are immune to natural disasters is another option that one may consider…

 

Where are food supplies most at risk from climate change?

Climate change is set to have a major impact on global food security, as weather patterns and average temperatures change. Studies have highlighted the potential impact on food supplies in Africa, but as the following map shows, it is a global challenge. The map uses data from the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, which assesses the ability of economies around the world to deal with the effects of climate change across a number of indicators. These include food vulnerability, measured using…

 

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