The technologies could aid health departments as they assist first responders and manage critical city assets
Whether it’s a five-alarm fire, an outbreak of disease or a bout of hurricane force winds, cities must be prepared for the unexpected.
This is why many cities are investing in modern disaster resilience initiatives. Leaders are designing strategic plans that incorporate data and automated systems for disaster preparedness and recovery. Cities use these advances to single out gaps in emergency resources, spot vulnerable populations during hazardous incidents and adapt to service disruptions by building extra capacity for critical infrastructure.
In the report Investing in Urban Resilience, the World Bank researchers Valerie-Joy Santo and Josef Leitmann,…
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