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Looking into urban resilience

As cities face increasing vulnerabilities due to natural disasters, the need for enhancing urban resilience through adaptive models of governance and comprehensive planning has never been greater

Delhi metro

Amit Kapoor & Bibek Debroy
Cities around the world are more interconnected and densely populated than ever. While there are growing social and economic benefits, there are also increasing vulnerabilities. Multiple and multidimensional issues face a city, ranging from natural disasters to sudden and severe events that threaten the population.

In addition, factors like excessive unemployment, a lack of social safety nets, and unequal public transit systems compound the effects of poverty and erode a community’s social cohesion over time, making abrupt shocks more damaging. The new normal of today calls for governance models that reduce risk and address changing issues. In this context, the need
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First Published: Apr 19 2023 | 10:35 PM IST

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