Preparing Your Home For A Natural Disaster [infographic]

In this infographic, HouseLogic, a website for homeowners from the National Association of REALTORS®, shows just how damaging these natural phenomena can be, and how to make sure you and your home are ready.  Continue reading by clicking below link to the source of the article. [Source:

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Collaboration: An emerging dominance in disaster resilience


The emergence of the disaster resilience narrative over the past 15 years has been a slow process. It has been challenged by both the policy and practice arms of disaster management jargon in Australia, despite some outwardly significant projects aiming to establish a disaster resilience dialogue as an integral part of the way the country deals with natural disasters whose frequency has created disruptions previously not witnessed. The Rudd Government introduced Australia’s first national funding program, the Natural Disaster Resilience Program, which provided over $70 million to states who then subsidised this to create a four year resilience funding program aiming to jump-start the development of a resilience culture in Australia. In early 2011, only a few weeks after the historic Queensland floods and just days after Cyclone Yasi, COAG adopted the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience. Since then there has been an emergence of disaster resilience portfolios within some state governments as a further indicator that disaster resilience is serious…READ ON


Resilience according to Rudy Giuliani

Discussions on resilience can sometimes be enhanced by reflecting on arguments and points formed at previous stages and under different circumstances. Some views may be conventional; some controversial. Nevertheless, a robust debate, regardless of how polarising it is, can still be of merit.  For that reason I thought it worthwhile sharing this piece by former Mayor of New York, Rudolf “Rudy” Giuliani.  Written in 2088 when Mr Giuliani had other political ambitions, the article mostly focuses on homeland security.  However, it is the part about resilience being one of three principles he identifies as vital for societal safety that is of particular relevance.  I recommend the whole article for a better contextual perspective anyway. I first came across this article on City Journal’s website. City Journal is generally a great source of in-depth writing on urbanism. The full article can be read here…