Resilient infrastructure key response to natural disasters

Earth Manual Project a creative way to learn disaster readiness

Of days gone by: The Lost Homes project is meant to instil empathy while easing the survivors’ healing process. Through its adorable designs and smart concepts, the Earth Manual Project exhibition draws the public’s interest to learn about disaster readiness. Situated on the Ring of Fire, Indonesia is no stranger to earthquakes, with major disasters recorded all over the archipelago throughout history. While one cannot certainly stop natural…


Resilient infrastructure key response to natural disasters

“Resilient infrastructure is the key response to natural disasters” – Hanna Johnson

An interesting article on We Build Value explains all about the World Risk Report produced by the University of Stuttgart for the United Nations. The report compares the damage caused by earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters. The findings of the study were that the cost varied depending on the quality of the infrastructure, further illustrating the need for resilient infrastructure. In 2015, of 346 natural disasters that caused 22,000 deaths, there was economic damage at a worth of $66.5 billion.

In another UN study, it was estimated that the global cost of natural disasters from 2003 to 2013 was $1.5 trillion. Resilient infrastructure refers to infrastructure systems that absorb disturbance and retain their function and structural capacity. In the World Risk Report, the difference that resilient infrastructure can make in the event of a natural disaster was highlighted…

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