Women as a force to build resilience

Many risk drivers are created by development choices at global or national levels, but all are manifested at the local level, so local people must be central to risk reduction practice. But it is important to recognise that in these communities it is the disabled, elderly, women and girls who are the most at risk. For example, women accounted for 61% of fatalities caused by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008, 70-80% in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and 91% in the 1991 cyclone in Bangladesh[i]


How Architecture Is Tackling Increasing Floods From Climate Change

The Porous City Network was established in 2017 to "increase urban resilience and adaptability to confront future climate uncertainty in vulnerable communities in Bangkok and other Southeast Asia Cities." This ambitious project provides one example of how architectural solutions can empower citizens to increase their resilience to flooding. 


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