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Article - "Learning from Typhoon Haiyan: risk and resilience in emerging secondary cities"

30 April 2014

Published in The Global Urbanist

Damage caused by Haiyan/Yolanda visible on the outskirts of Tacloban
Widespread damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda visible on the outskirts of Tacloban.
Photo: Russell Watkins/UK Department for International Development (CC BY 2.0)

STEaPP Provost Fellow, Dr Lily Song, writes in The Global Urbanist on the lessons learned by the "secondary" or "emerging" cities of the Philippines such as Tacloban, following the immense destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan (known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines).

Lily discusses the measures that were taken immediately after the typhoon hit, and suggests approaches that policymakers from local, national and international governments should take to reduce vulnerability in secondary cities to ensure effective disaster response capacities at all levels of the community.

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