The Resilience Dividend

Managing disruption, avoiding disaster, and growing stronger in an unpredictable world

Judith Rodin
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Preparing for the future means building better cities. The world's leading expert tells us how.Preparing for the future means building better cities. The world's leading expert tells us how.

New York. Athens. Christchurch, Wenzhou. Boston. Oslo. Dhaka. New Orleans. Nairobi.

In recent years, dozens of cities across the globe have been hit by large-scale catastrophes of every kind: natural disaster, geopolitical conflict, food shortages, disease and contagion, terrorist attacks. If you haven't been directly touched by one of these cataclysms yourself, in our interconnected world you are sure to have been affected in some way. They harm vulnerable individuals, destabilise communities and threaten organisations and even whole societies.

We are at greater risk than ever from city-wide catastrophe, and as the severity and frequency of these disasters increase, we must become better at preparing for, responding to and recovering from them. Be it Haiti's dependence on humanitarian aid, the rebuilding effort after the Great Fire of Manhattan or the reason why more girls than boys drowned in Japan's tsunami, The Resilience Dividend combines vivid stories with practical insights (such as how to disaster- proof a building) and ground-breaking research to help build a radical future in which individuals, companies and entire societies face disaster by creating more dynamic, more resilient cities.

Author bio:

Judith Rodin is president of the Rockefeller Foundation, a highly influential philanthropic organisation that works globally to build greater resilience and more inclusive economies. As President of the University of Pennsylvania she was the first woman to lead an Ivy League institution. She is a research psychologist by training and serves on the boards of corporations and non-profit institutions.

Category: Politics & Government
ISBN: 9781781253588
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Profile Trade
Pub Date: January 2015
Page Extent: 416
Format: Book
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Politics & government