Resilience


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How and why do cities die?

Author | M. Martínez Euklidiadas One century they are flourishing, the driving force behind the economy, and the next, they are a shadow of their former self. A little later the last houses resist the passage of time with their sunken roofs. The economy comes to a halt, firms leave in ...

African tech to locally tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Author | Eduardo Bravo One of the most repeated phrases during the COVID-19 pandemic has been that coronavirus does not distinguish between borders. However, just because the coronavirus does not have borders, does not mean that it does not differentiate between governments. While some western countries minimized the danger and reacted ...
RESILIENCIA

Emotional Resilience — An unexplored critical factor

Author | Eduardo Bravo Resilience is a term used in psychology to refer to a person’s capacity to overcome traumatic situations such as the death of a loved one, a sentimental break-up, a serious medical process or a disaster. Although the concept is applied to individuals, it can also be applied ...
smart infrastructures

Smart infrastructures, the key to more resilient and efficient cities

Author | Amaia Porteiro Despite the technological development of recent decades, urban infrastructures and the maintenance thereof has not changed very much over time. A contributing factor is the fear of experimenting with assets that are too valuable for the economy and which are essential for everyday life. Today, however, infrastructures are ...
Sameh Wahba resiliencia

Sameh Wahba, World Bank: “Policies that can enable the creation of denser cities may be fiscal but also administrative”

Sameh Wahba is the Global Director for the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice. An expert on urban planning and architecture, as part of his job, he supervises numerous programmes related to investment in infrastructures and practices related to urban resilience. During his participation in Smart ...