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Philippines: The case of SM City Marikina mall

Source(s):  SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

SM City Marikina is an elevated mall built on top of stilts. It is a 6‐hectare mall property located within the Marikina River Watershed, a known flood‐prone area. In 1977, the World Bank identified this zone as high‐risk, and should be prepared for floods and earthquakes.

The identified lessons learned in this publication are:

  • Disaster preparedness and proper planning are essential to achieving reduced risks brought
    about by natural and man‐made calamities.
  • Investing in disaster resilient buildings and properties can greatly help avert potential loss of life, business and reputation.
  • The mall gained more trust with its stakeholders because it ancitipated the risk and took action, resulting in a sustainable competitive advantage.

This case study is one of a series produced by members of ARISE, the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies.



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  • Philippines: The case of SM City Marikina mall
  • Publication date 2016
  • Number of pages 2 p.

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