The Need to Make Cities Resilient
Due to their very high population concentrations, cities are vulnerable to unpredictable disasters and catastrophes like earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, flooding, food shortages, wildfires, hurricanes and typhoons, terrorist attacks, civil unrest, cyberattacks, war, diseases and epidemics, nuclear or chemical contamination, extreme air pollution, etc. The impact of these events on cities is two-fold:
Awareness around the need for urban resilience is gaining momentum, especially as high-profile disasters continue to get wide media attention. Resilience is linked to very basic safety and security requirements and benefits of smart cities, but should really …
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