How Cities Recover From Natural Disaster

For some it will be too much water, for others too little. Some will have extreme heat and others record cold. So then how amidst an even more crowded city space, will cities recover from future natural disasters. If you ask New York city-based rebuild by design a task force conceived by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development following super storm Sandy.

They say step 1: is her cities to open their eyes to the broader abilities. “Certainly on the northeast and Sandy was a wake-up call. But remember that Sandy came after Katrina, and we are all shocked what happened in Katrina. Were shocked that happened sandy, and they were going to be less shock. The more time this happened and more region, so we are really learning what it means to live in it climate, and how vulnerable we are,” Amy Chester says.

Step one is to accept that their anti boner abilities and perhaps a second step it tonight view these boner abilities in terms of just weather and climate. “We look at resilience as a combination of both the shocks and the stresses. And by helping cities improve themselves on a day-to-day basis, we also make them ready for when the big one comes.” Young says, that by taking a holistic view of the city’s problems, including crime, transportation, housing. The daily stresses cities will be much more adept at recovering from regular shocks. Currently working with 32 cities around the world young says, to rather strange chapters in New York City history provide a bit of theory to this approach, the 1977 in 2003 blackouts.

“The way that the city responded to each shows you how much more resilient New York has become. In 1977 lead to riding and looting and arson and the City almost in recover. Fast-forward to 2003 there was essentially the same shock at the same time of the year. And what happened that time nothing. And so what was the difference, we had a better transportation system people trust in the police force. They trusted the government, there was a clear flow information about what’s is and should and should not do and when they can expects. The power to come back on and because of that the city responded to a shock in a much better way and became stronger for it,” Maxwell Young says.

But the city’s ability to take this deeper of died is as varied as the weather. Their nuances and finance, government and civil society in each location, so then how can cities avoid inclination, to view preparation as a solo exercise.

Perhaps this could be step 3: City should not reinvent the wheel with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation 100% Brazilian cities. Has established a new position within local governments the city they’re involved with. A cheap Brazilian’s officer, the group says they’ve hired 26 at these officers so far. And the hope that the CRO from people’s Lebanon can only develop a localized plan for their city. But work directly with the CRO from Rome, and in theory, compare, and contrast the understanding pollution, and rising waters may impact their respective cultural heritage sites.

“Part of the premise of what we’re doing is really trying to close that market gap, between where the solutions lie and with the city’s need. And so by bringing the private sector into our conversations and engagement with the city’s, we can narrow that gap,” Lis Yee says.
So whether it is too much water, or too little, work stream heat, work stream cold. A city’s ability to prepare and ultimately follow this abstract setup steps, may welcome down to what has become an all-too-familiar paragon. Governments need to be willing to spend and private enterprise needs to care. We have a lot of innovative idea that cost a lot of money.

So the government to insure that they actually happen maybe making top choices, that they want to spend a little extra more to get something a lot better. I had a discussion this morning with the potential platform partner that said; well we’re not really focused on what you do. And I said but that’s great, but the actual source if your revenue is City, I despite the world being flatter and despite. And people flying around I think there’s a lot of cultural preservation and value an economic value, had to be in cities and making sure that they work. Christopher Booker, Financial Times New York City.