Resilience In The Face Of Crisis: 4 Lessons Learned From Frontline Technology


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Harvard Humanitarian Initiative supports disaster resilience in Bangladesh Representational photo Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Full story:

How Phoenix is planning for the ‘Hurricane Katrina’ of heat

Phoenix, Arizona, is already the hottest major city in the United States, and climate experts expect temperatures to keep rising to the point where there are more than an additional two dozen days per year when the thermometer hits 105 degrees or higher by 2050. That could lead to what Susan Clark, the director of the Sustainable Urban Environments Initiative at the University of Buffalo, describes as a “Hurricane Katrina”-size heat disaster in the U.S.’s fifth largest city, The Washington Post reports…


Resilience In The Face Of Crisis: 4 Lessons Learned From Frontline Technology

Over the past several months, the phrase “the new normal” has become little more than marketing jargon used to sell IT software and remote work solutions during the Covid-19 crisis. Truthfully, if 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that there’s no leader, analyst or visionary in any industry that can predict what comes next. Additionally, the definition of “business continuity” has dramatically broadened. What was once traditional disaster recovery planning—e.g., making sure data centers could survive a hurricane—now includes enabling remote workers, supporting a seamless user experience and bridging the gap between the virtual and physical world…

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