The Future of Resilient Design

The Future of Resilient Design:
From Sandy to Harvey and Beyond

October 25, 2017 | Bloomberg HQ, New York City


Hurricane Sandy pummeled the New York area in 2012, causing nearly $50 billion in economic damage and displacing tens of thousands of people. Harvey recently hit Texas with historic rainfall and untold damage, and Irma threatened to hit Florida and the Caribbean with equal intensity. These mega-storms are prompting regional leaders to reevaluate how to better equip technology systems and infrastructure in case of disaster, and how to better manage disaster recovery.

With this in mind, governments and the private sector are taking a closer look at policies and investments that drive resilient design and minimize risk in cities, communities, and industry. The goal is to develop infrastructure and responsive frameworks that enhance security for businesses and citizens while adapting to emerging demands.

Bloomberg will convene state and local leaders and executives in transportation, energy, technology, and health care to discuss how lessons from Sandy inform opportunities to design a more resilient infrastructure for tomorrow.

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