How Public Policies and Private Interests Gamble with Lives and Property in the face of Disaster Hazards
In this pioneering book a career industry insider and 9-11 survivor puts the spotlight on why the multi-trillion dollar US built environment is increasingly failing.
His analysis exposes those policies and interests that, to this very day, are the root cause of this failure. In easy-to-understand language he demystifies how the building and insurance industries work and the role played by government. The book extracts 30 lessons for all nations that aim to build a more disaster-resilient future. Guaranteed to stir building, policy and sustainability circles, it signals a time for change!
An experienced, expert perspective about how and why the structures in which Americans live and work fare poorly against Mother Nature. With many insightful and inventive solutions, this book is definitely worth reading.
A bold approach to rethinking resilience in the built environment.
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