City Management

16 Dec Why is the RESCCUE project disruptive? Synergies between industry and city

adobe-spark-7   In Greek mythology, Zeus asked his son Prometheus to create the human being. However, he spent so much time creating its masterpiece that he realized he had used all gifts Zeus had given to him, but that the human beings were intelligent but still harmless. Prometheus felt bad, stole Gods’ fire and some tools from the Olympus and gave them to the humans to help them protecting from the climate and the hazards of the Earth. Zeus, enraged by the theft, chained and tortured Prometheus in the Caucasus, and humiliated his human beings and their cities in the Earth by sending Pandora with its box containing all the evils of the world. The human beings opened the box and its awful content spread over the Earth. Since then, human beings have needed to be resilient.
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23 Sep Sustainability and disaster resilience: Time is our life

wp13   On August the 24th, in the deep of the night, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy, an area on Apennine mountains, embracing villages situated in three central regions, Lazio, Umbria and Marche. After 15 days we know that 295 people died and about 400 were injured, right now about 5,000 people are homeless and about 4,700 are hosted in tent camps, others are hosted, by relatives and friends, in other cities. The major number of life losses is concentrated in three main villages, Amatrice, Accumoli and Arcquata del Tronto. Accumoli is the nearest to the epicenter of the earthquake. It is a tragedy and first of all our condolences go to the families, relatives and friends of the victims hit by this great pain.
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25 Jul Our Most Popular Posts for Better Cities

wp 11-v2 We would like to share with you our last internal analytics (July 2016) showing which are the posts that the community following us has read the most. A community of public servants, researchers, independent professionals, experts working in cities, private companies, non-profit organizations or engaged citizens from all over the world are following us and reacting to our thoughts and proposing interesting ideas to improve Urban Resilience.
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03 Jun Impact Entrepreneurship for 10.000 Resilient Cities

impact Blog Some years ago, after a research paper and a successful experience collaborating with a Mediterranean city, some pioneer entrepreneurs, academic experts and social investors started the mission to contribute to better life in cities by improving their urban resilience. We had the vision to develop the best affordable and smart tools to be introduced in cities by certified professionals and organizations.
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27 May Could have HAZUR avoided the tyre dump fire near Madrid?

Weekly Post Seseña On Friday 13 May a tyre dump near a residential development in Seseña (36 km from Madrid city centre) went up in flames. Since 2001, tyres have been dumped at this illegal dump stretching over 10 hectares. And even if the site was declared illegal and its owner convicted of environmental crime, none cleaning up measures had been undertaken. Two weeks after the event, the fire is under control and, according to official data, the pollution remains within legal thresholds. However, neighbours are advised not to open doors and windows, schools remain closed, and there is a controversy over how the incident is being handled. Would a resilience plan have helped? We do think so.
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13 May Resilience is also for YOUR City

skyline We read the interview to the President of the 100 Resilient Cites at Bloomberg / BNA[1] talking about moving from 100 to 10,000 Resilient Cities and were proud of seeing that resilience approach takes more and more space in the media beyond leading cities and organizations. But probably you are not living in New York, Barcelona, Sydney or Singapore. Do not worry: resilience is not only for some chosen cities.
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