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18 Oct 2013 description

Risk increasing due to people moving to earthquake, storm and flood prone areas, city ‘slums’, and through the removal of natural defences

October 18, 2013

The rapid growth in the number of people living in cities and urban landscapes is increasing the world’s susceptibility to natural disasters, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: ‘Natural disasters: saving lives today, building resilience for tomorrow’.