Toughen up on existing buildings for truly resilient cities
Making cities truly resilient to extreme events is being held back by archaic planning. The majority of buildings don’t fall under new sustainability and resilience regulations, meaning private initiatives have to pick up the slack. It might sound trivial, but more resilient buildings could have prevented losses during events such as Queensland’s devastating 2011 floods, or Hurricane Sandy that hit New York in 2012.
Read my entry on The Conversation here: Towards truly resilient cities: stop being soft on old buildings