Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Lloyd's City Risk Index, 2015-2025

Based on research by the University of Cambridge's Centre for Risk Studies and their World Risk Atlas, Lloyd's of London, the major insurance company that specializes high risk coverages, has put together a risk profile for cities, called the Lloyd's City Risk Index, ranking 301 cities around the world, based on an evaluation of 18 different natural or man-made risks, and the potential for negative impact on metropolitan economic output (what they term GDP@Risk) from 18 different man-made and natural threats:
  • Stock Market crash
  • Oil price shock
  • Cyber attack
  • Human pandemic
  • Flood
  • Wind storm
  • Freeze
  • Drought
  • Solar storm
  • Power outage
  • Nuclear accident
  • Heatwave
  • Plant epidemic
  • Terrorism
  • Sovereign default
  • Earthquake
  • Tsunami
  • Volcano
There is a downloadable sheet for each city and listings by country and continent.

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