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The path to post-pandemic smart cities

Natural disasters stalk education sector Zimbabwe’s post-Independence success in universal education remains the envy of most nations around the world.  Basic education was declared an inalienable right in 1980, which … Continue reading

13/01/2021 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Eta leaves dozens dead in Central America

What are resilient cities? What do the cities of Barcelona, Durban, Melbourne and Paris have in common? They are all resilient cities. As lockdown measures return to cities worldwide due … Continue reading

07/11/2020 · Leave a comment

European summer heatwave killed 1,500 in France

Resilience report: The world’s 10 safest cities Although the index indicates that Asian-Pacific cities constitute six of the top 10 overall safest, researchers say geographic region does not have a … Continue reading

10/09/2019 · Leave a comment

This Floating City Can Withstand Category 5 Hurricanes (And Climate Change)

Volcanic Eruptions And Hurricanes Are Weirdly Linked, And We May Have Worked Out How When it comes to the weather systems controlling rain and shine across the planet, nothing happens … Continue reading

08/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Year in Review 2018: Whose Resilient Future?

Study finds Tropical Cyclone Winston damaged fisheries as well as homes in Fiji A newly published study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has found that impacts of Tropical Cyclone Winston … Continue reading

03/01/2019 · Leave a comment

The architecture of relief: how design builds hope in the wake of disaster

Half a billion dollars and more to make Wellington resilient Half a billion dollars is being spent on things some Wellingtonians may never see so the city can be prepared … Continue reading

10/08/2018 · Leave a comment

Coastal resilience linked to national security

Resilience: A New Lens For Urban Development In Africa 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) defines urban resilience as “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to … Continue reading

01/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters and Supply Chain — The View From Key West

“Resilience is the ability of any city to cope with any disaster or stress that may come its way.”, Amit Prothi, Head of India National Strategy, 100RC This next 100 … Continue reading

30/06/2018 · Leave a comment

To build resilience, listen to people’s needs

  Inflatable Buildings Could Bring Shelter After Natural Disasters One of the greatest things about tech development is when the creative minds of the world are applied to truly impacting … Continue reading

07/05/2018 · Leave a comment

It’s official: NYC hasn’t seen snow like this in 130 years

Needs go unmet 6 months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane … Continue reading

23/03/2018 · Leave a comment

More than 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are learning what makes some survivors more resilient than others

Smart surface solutions can improve disaster resilience, health and comfort in cities A cost/benefit analysis by clean energy advisory and venture capital firm Capital E suggests that implementing smart surface … Continue reading

03/03/2018 · Leave a comment

UNESCO demonstrates multi-pronged approach to resilient cities

Sense of well-being falls In a year that saw natural disasters, mass shootings and political upheaval, a healthy economy didn’t seem to improve Americans’ dispositions. Many states witnessed declines in … Continue reading

21/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Creating a flood resilient city: Moving from disaster response to disaster resilience

Mapped: How monsoon rains could submerge Rohingya refugee camps Data released by aid groups shows that floods could submerge one third of the land in the cramped Kutupalong-Balukhali mega-camp, which … Continue reading

13/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Homeland Security wants its employees to learn mindfulness, but is that the best way to build resilience?

What would disaster look like in your city? ‘Deep Empathy’ uses A.I. to show you It’s a common observation: some terrible tragedy, inflicted by either humans or nature, takes place … Continue reading

15/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm

  After drought, Zimbabwe seeks foreign help for flood victims Zimbabwe has appealed for international help for victims of floods that have left 246 people dead and displaced hundreds since … Continue reading

04/03/2017 · Leave a comment

‘Forest cities’: the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Facebook is poised to become a major player in disaster response It’s been more than two years since Facebook introduced “safety check,” a tool that lets users mark themselves as … Continue reading

19/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilient cities harness the power of data

Resilient cities harness the power of data Michael Berkowitz, an expert on resilient cities, praises the work done by many European municipalities in preparing for risks linked to climate change, for example. … Continue reading

16/02/2017 · Leave a comment

How Can We Finance the Resilient Cities of the Future?

Why the world needs more resilience-thinking to stem escalating crises 2016 may well prove to be a turning point in how humanitarian aid responds to crises. For one, the need is … Continue reading

19/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Safe at last? View from Naraha – the first Fukushima community declared fit for humans…and more

Safe at last? View from Naraha – the first Fukushima community declared fit for humans Entering the living room of Kohei and Tomoko Yamauchi’s house in Naraha is a disconcerting … Continue reading

13/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Top 8 California Cities Most Prepared for Natural Disasters California may be the backdrop of many disaster movies, but what about real natural disasters? We sought to answer this question: … Continue reading

24/07/2014 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Raising your resilience levels at the workplace Resilience is an increasingly prized asset for individuals, teams and organisations. To be resilient at work, individuals need to develop a range of … Continue reading


Resilience NEWS

It’s a scorcher: new site tracks heatwaves across Australia As much of inland and eastern Australia sweats through its first heatwave of the summer, a new interactive website has been … Continue reading


Resilience NEWS

3 Things You Can Do to Create a Mindset of Resilience… Many people throughout the world are going through trying times.  As of this writing, the people of the Philippines … Continue reading

10/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Residents urged to prepare more for extreme weather Too many Canberra residents are failing to take simple steps to safeguard their families and properties against storms and floods, the head … Continue reading

08/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Councils: Clarity needed on natural disaster funding CLARITY on natural disaster funding arrangements is essential to improve regional Queensland’s recovery, three local councils will argue on Wednesday.The calls from Bundaberg, … Continue reading

24/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

In the land of bushfires we need a national plan The current fires raging around Sydney bring into focus, as happens almost every year, the bravery, the tragedy and the … Continue reading

23/10/2013 · Leave a comment