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The Resilience Dividend
Author: Judith Rodin

ISBN: 9781781253632
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1 December 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.0
Description:
Preparing for the future means building better cities. The world's leading expert tells us how.

New York. Athens. Christchurch, Wenzhou. Boston. Oslo. Dhaka. New Orleans. Nairobi.

In recent years, dozens of cities across the globe have been hit by large-scale catastrophes of every kind: natural disaster, geopolitical conflict, food shortages, disease and contagion, terrorist attacks. If you haven't been directly touched by one of these cataclysms yourself, in our interconnected world you are sure to have been affected in some way. They harm vulnerable individuals, destabilise communities and threaten organisations and even whole societies.

We are at greater risk than ever from city-wide catastrophe, and as the severity and frequency of these disasters increase, we must become better at preparing for, responding to and recovering from them. Be it Haiti's dependence on humanitarian aid, the rebuilding effort after the Great Fire of Manhattan or the reason why more girls than boys drowned in Japan's tsunami, The Resilience Dividend combines vivid stories with practical insights (such as how ...

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