Balcombes Claims Management recently shared an infographic displaying the catastrophic costs around the world caused by natural disasters. From earthquakes in Japan, China, and Haiti, to the ongoing typhoons in Indonesia, the financial amounts are staggering. Can the economic toll from future disasters like these be reduced?
Is your city ready to become resilient?
The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world.
We can’t predict the next disruption or catastrophe. But we can control how we respond to these challenges. We can adapt to the shocks and stresses of our world and transform them into opportunities for growth. If your city applies for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge, it could be one of 100 cities eligible to receive funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer, assistance in developing a resilience strategy, access to a platform of innovative private and public sector tools to help design and implement that strategy, and membership in the 100 Resilient Cities Network.
The deadline to apply is September 10, 2014. Ignite the urban resilience movement.