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Canute ( Cnut ) Engineering is Dumb

King Canute (Cnut) ruled the Anglo-Scandinavian or North Sea Empire (England, Norway, Denmark, and parts of Sweden), until his death ...

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Genoa flooding: when will we learn?

Genoa is incredibly beautiful, messy, loud and buzzing with life. The major city of the Italian region Liguria, it is ...

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L'Aqulia: a town of broken promises

What happens when you depend on Madonna or the government to rebuild your town?

Apparently nothing.

And that's exactly ...

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Behind the scenes: Swiss Re and Signorell Films

Folks from all walks of life and backgrounds have a part to play in building resilience. Don't believe me ...

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The Blue Tsunami meets the Silver Tsunami

This week, I had the great fortune of participating in the very first Chief Resilience Officers' Summit as part of ...

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Sandy at 2 years: Imagine if it came with surge AND wind

Two years have passed since Hurricane Sandy arrived on the East Coast with its record low pressure, massive 1,000 ...

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WNYC: "Future Storms Could Lead to Financial Disaster"

Did you know that most city property in New York City - except public housing and hospitals - isn't properly insured ...

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New report: Grosvenor on resilient cities


I just happened upon this really interesting report from Grosvenor on resilient cities. Grosvenor is a London-based real estate group ...

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Southern fried resilience

Floods, earthquakes and tornadoes form a large part of the urban resilience discussion. I've experienced two of these.

(Catch ...

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Phil Ryan on the HuffPo: three points for urban resilience

Right on the heels of helping kick off Climate Week NYC, Swiss Re Americas Chair Phil Ryan is sharing his ...

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Modeling of Severe Convective Storms - Art or Science??

I was recently asked to take part in a Panel discussion focusing on current topics surrounding "Property Risk" in Kansas ...

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Light Show Over Chicago: The Midwest Derecho

Mother Nature kicked of the 4th of July celebrations early this year, with an impressive light show over the Chicago ...

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National Disaster Mitigation Strategy - Canada

2013 set a record in Canada as the first time the country has suffered two natural disasters causing more than ...

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When it comes to tornadoes, always expect the unexpected

Albert Einstein once said, "One need only to think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a ...

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"Björk: Even VCs understand our future is in nature"

What do music, technology and preserving our planet have in common? Björk's latest project! 

Biophilia is a collaboration between ...

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