Lessons Learned

Urban resilience in action

Sasso Barisano, Matera, Italy – Copyright Fiona McLean. Instagram: @fionamcleanphoto. We live on an increasingly urbanizing planet. Research suggests that there is a direct connection between urbanization and growing disaster risk. Climate change place …

A letter from Tahltan

By Sonia Dennis My heart aches, for all that once was, has now been changed forever. A life we called normal is now anything but… I cry for my people who have been left with nothing but rubble. The children that are displaced and sleeping in unfamili …

BC Wildfires 2017: Lessons Learnable

Lessons learned and lessons learnable from the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team (CDART) By Cheryl Rogers Lone Butte on fire-Brandon Plewe After a series of wildfires in BC in 2003, the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team (CDART) was founded to …

The Grenfell Tower fire and its impact

Fire disasters like the Grenfell Tower tragedy have prompted many fire departments around the world to re-examine the ways in which they deal with fires in tall buildings. By Joana Duque McFadden With a growing population, more and more high-rise build …