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Smart Mumbai? Forget it, let's build a resilient city

6 Aug 2014, Live-Mint/Hindustan Times, HT Media Ltd.

Why are urban studies conversations across the world are now focussing not as much on 'smart city as on 'resilient city'? Building resilient cities is now seen as the best urban bulwark to micro and macro challenges, including climate change, reports the Hindustan Times...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1987 300,000,000
Drought 2002 300,000,000
Flood 1993 128,000,000
Drought 1982 100,000,000
Drought 2000 50,000,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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