As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say


Population growth, rapid urbanisation and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons. This damage can be mitigated through improved urban planning, which would draw upon available data on recurrent natural disasters, mapping, and understanding the risks to cities.

PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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