Rebuilding for resilience - Fortifying infrastructure to withstand disaster

In the wake of a disaster, entire communities—public officials, business leaders, local residents—have united to “build back better.” In the face of sometimes insurmountable odds, they have found ways to rebuild smarter, stronger, and safer. They are successful because before the disaster struck, they had already laid the groundwork by fortifying their physical, digital, and societal infrastructure in an effort to better mitigate and manage disaster risk.

This report looks specifically at the long-term opportunity for public-private sector collaboration in building or rebuilding risk-resilient infrastructure. The findings in this report are relevant for cities, regions, and businesses the world over as they prepare to face the growing risks of natural disaster, compounded by the mounting challenges of the 21st century—as well as for those currently rebuilding.