For those of us who have family and friends living in earthquake and hurricane prone areas,
In this video, Luis Triveno (@luis_triveno), Urban Specialist, sits down with Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez (@Ede_WBG), Senior Director, to discuss what the World Bank is doing to make homes safer – before it’s too late.
While Build Back Better efforts during reconstruction provide much needed help to get countries back on their feet, no recovery efforts can bring back the lives lost. But there is good news. While we cannot predict earthquakes or adjust the path of a hurricane, we can avoid life losses and economic disruptions if we Build Better Before. This means working with communities to repair, strengthen, and improve the homes of the poor to make them resilient enough to survive disasters.
Leveraging technologies such as drones, street cameras, machine learning, and pairing it with low-cost, life-saving construction methods, the program provides governments with the actionable knowledge they need to turn tragedy into triumph during the next disaster.
Follow the #BuildBetterBefore conversation on Twitter.
- Presentation: Housing Policies That Save (and Improve) Lives, Protect Assets, and Shield Economies
- Blog post: Making homes safer to build resilient cities
- Blog post: To build resilient cities, we must treat substandard housing as a life-or-death emergency
- Blog post: A housing policy that could almost pay for itself? Think retrofitting
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