Tag: Preparedness

Resilient Los Angeles: A conversation with 100RC President Michael Berkowitz and Mayor Eric Garcetti

In February 2018, the City of Los Angeles released the world's 38th resilience strategy, a visionary and concrete plan for a resilient future!

GitHub survived the biggest DDoS attack ever recorded

A 1.3 Tbs DDoS hit GitHub, the largest yet recorded

Disaster resilience saves six times as much as it costs

A new report finds that federal disaster-mitigation grants produce an average of $6 in societal savings for every dollar spent.

Resilient infrastructure brings the Mexican community together

Find how Mexico develops its flood-prevention capacity using original and ingenious resilient methods!

How 5 Chief Resilience Officers are preparing for the next 50 years

From Oakland, California, to Semarang, Indonesia, these chief resilience officers are fighting to make their cities stronger—whether through flood planning or cybersecurity.

Credit rating agency issues warning on climate change to cities

One of the largest credit rating agencies is warning U.S. cities and states to prepare for the effects of climate change or risk being downgraded.

The ABI’s buildings blueprint: Reducing flood and fire risk

Ten priorities for reducing the risks posed by flooding and fire.

5 takeaways from hurricane season for crisis communications

The recent forces of nature with hurricanes Harvey and Irma remind us what good communication can and should look like, especially when it’s a matter of life and death.

How to set up a community response network for the next hurricanes

Lessons learned from many hurricanes in many countries about designing, deploying and managing a resilient community-based response networks.

UN-Habitat – What is Resilience?

UN-Habitat’s goal is to increase the resilience of cities to the impacts of natural and human-made crises. Find out what is UN-Habitat doing for resilience.

Mayors on Resilience

Mayors from Cape Town, Santiago de Chile, Rotterdam, Pittsburgh, and Oakland tell us why cities need resilience now more than ever before. Cities in the 100RC network are provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience along four main pathways: Financial and logistical guidance for establishing an innovative new position in city ...

Ramping up earthquake resilience in Istanbul

Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool issues second catastrophe bond Straddling the Bosphorus, Istanbul is Turkey's powerhouse, generating more than 40% of the country's GDP. However, the 14 million people living and working in this vibrant metropolis live under constant threat of severe earthquakes, with the Northern Anatolian Fault running just south of the city beneath the ...

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