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Future Cities: Building Infrastructure Resilience

This report, published with Arup, looks at how to improve the ability of cities and their infrastructure to withstand and recover from disasters.

It includes for the first time three new pathways that will help city officials, businesses, communities and insurers work together to build greater city resilience.

The report contains analysis of each infrastructure category - energy, water supply, information communications technology and transport – and uses case studies to assess past infrastructure failures and to suggest actions that could be taken to avoid them in the future.

The case studies comprise Hurricane Katrina (2005), the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks (2008) and the Bangkok Floods (2011). They include insurance learning points from each event.

The report also sets out nine actions the insurance industry could take to help improve city resilience.