ResilientCity Home | ResilientCity Seven Principles for Big Data and Resilience Projects | 100 Resilient Cities The following is a draft “Code of Conduct” that seeks to provide guidance on best practices for resilience building projects that leverage Big Data and Advanced Computing. These seven core principles serve to guide data projects to ensure they are socially just, encourage local wealth- & skill-creation, require informed consent, and be maintainable over long timeframes. This document is a work in progress, so we very much welcome feedback. Open Source Data Tools - Wherever possible, data analytics and manipulation tools should be open source, architecture independent and broadly prevalent (R, python, etc.). Transparent Data Infrastructure - Infrastructure for data collection and storage should operate based on transparent standards to maximize the number of users that can interact with the infrastructure. Develop and Maintain Local Skills - Make “Data Literacy” more widespread. Ethical Data Sharing - Adopt existing data sharing protocols like the ICRC’s (2013).
CIUDADES RESILIENTES COLOMBIA E4 The City Resilient Community is the nucleus of urban resilience in a world that grows more turbulent with each passing year. An analysis of almost any crisis strongly supports this notion: In a crunch, people naturally turn toward trusted individuals and institutions. Local knowledge and leadership gain instant currency. Neighbors instinctively help neighbors. This provides a solid conceptual anchor for efforts to improve urban resilience, but raises countless related issues. What is a community? This PopTech Edition grew out of an urban resilience summit by PopTech and the Rockefeller Foundation at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in June 2013. The production and sharing of this work made possible by our sponsors and partners.
Symbiotic Cities | Urban Planning | Architecture | Engineers | Ecologists | Urban Environment www.resiliencenw.org Urban Resilience Illustration by Joe Kloc Four-and-a-half years ago, Hurricane Katrina plowed into the coast of Louisiana, pummeling New Orleans for eight hours straight with high-speed winds and storm surges reaching 15 feet. Swollen beyond capacity, Lake Pontchartrain spilled into the northern part of the city, and the federal flood protection system, built to protect NOLA from a repeat of Hurricane Andrew, failed in more than 50 places. One day later, nearly every levee in the metro district had been breached, leaving 80 percent of the city underwater. In the aftermath, Americans watched in disbelief as thousands of newly homeless poured into the Superdome for shelter and TV cameras captured those left behind clinging to rooftops, wading through the streets, and looting empty storefronts. But to some scientists, what happened in New Orleans, while devastating, wasn’t very surprising or unexpected. Resilience theory, first introduced by Canadian ecologist C.S. Metro Planet Metabolism So what went wrong?
Cities’ Elusive Quest for a Post-Industrial Future | Private Sector Development What do rusting industrial cities have in common with outmoded BlackBerries? In this era of constant technological progress, talent mobility and global competition, it's striking how many similarities can be drawn between cities and companies, and the need for both to continuously adjust their industrial strategies to avoid oblivion or bankruptcy. Cities can lose their vigor and vitality just as surely as a once-hot product can lose its cutting-edge cool. Heavy industries like steelmaking and automobile assembly once powered some of the world’s mightiest economic urban areas: Traditional manufacturing industries shaped their identity, giving their citizens income and pride. The same issue has become daunting in recent decades for aging manufacturing regions in the United States, which have suffered the prolonged erosion of their industrial-era vibrancy. The Rust Belt That trio of Midwestern cities – Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit – is iconic in industrial history.
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