Study: Using Technology to Make Cities More Resilient

Since Hurricane Sandy struck last fall, discussions about how we can protect our towns and cities from future weather disasters have focused on building more resilient systems – buildings, transportation networks and power grids that can better withstand hazards and adapt to changing conditions.

To examine which approaches would work best, RPA recently teamed with Siemens and Arup to study options for improving urban infrastructure. The study identifies technologies that can help prepare cities for major weather-related hazards and keep crucial systems that deliver water and electricity, emergency response and information operating in the event of an emergency. New York City could realize $4 billion in financial benefits resulting from fewer outages and increased reliability, avoided costs and business continuity, the analysis found.

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