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Mumbai, Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Chennai … What's next?

Southern Indian coastal States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Northern Sri Lanka experienced nearly catastrophic floods during mid-November ...

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina 10 years later

Hurricane Katrina left a lasting impression on me. At the time, I was a graduate student at Texas Tech University ...

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Staying ahead of the climate conversation

Every year, Climate Week in New York City brings much needed attention to the larger topic of climate awareness and ...

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Infrastructure investments needed to control insurance costs

Every year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases an Infrastructure Report Card, which depicts the condition and performance ...

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Urban resilience initiatives are key to nat cat recovery

In recent years, cities around the world are taking concrete steps to protect their residents against natural disasters, including building ...

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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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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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Metropolis now! Poor to be hardest hit by climate change

This was a key result for me out of the "Metropolis now! Can our cities cope with disaster?" discussion at ...

STORY URL: Connecting Generations: Metropolis Now | Swiss Re - Centre for Global Dialogue
Floods, storms, earthquakes and other natural disasters affect...

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Being bold in Bandung

In a recent blog post for the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities website, Swiss Re's Martyn Parker says ...

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