IGNITE Stage: Building resilient cities for the 21st century and beyond

  • Time and Date: Tuesday 10 May (11:30 - 11:45)
  • Speaker(s): Abbas Jha,
    World Bank


The impact of the tragic March 11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan highlights both the importance of careful and thorough investments in seismic and tsunami safety, which saved countless lives, as well as the need to factor in uncertainty and resilience in policy and scenario planning to account for unforeseeable "black swan" events. This session outlines the numerous actions that policy-makers can take in the short, medium and long-term to build resilient cities-that can withstand and continue to function effectively after shocks by factoring in the risks of natural hazards and climate change.


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Last updated: 04 December 2020