ISO publishes its first document in the area of urban resilience
2020-04-24 kl. 13:43
ISO/TR 22370:2020, Security and resilience — Urban resilience — Framework and principles has recently been published. Urban areas are projected to provide the living and work environment for two-thirds of the global population of close to 10 billion by 2050. Urban disasters have an increasingly costly local, regional, national and global socio-economic impact. For example, dramatic disaster events alone of the past decade have claimed over a million lives, affected more than 2.5 billion people and caused over $1 trillion in economic losses. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is more challenging in built-up urban areas owing to their density. In particular, informal settlements are ill prepared to implement the largely adopted global measures to curb the spread – handwashing, confinement and social distancing.