November 16th, 2010
11:31 AM ET

Lessons of an Urban Planet: Disasterproofing cities

This week, as the World Health Organization hosts its Global Forum in Kobe, Japan, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the health concerns of an increasingly urbanized world: Pollution, stress, safety in a natural disaster. First, he looks at the challenge of disasterproofing cities, and shows how Kobe, Japan learned from a crippling earthquake that struck in 1995.

Filed under: Environment • Global Health

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  1. NotMe

    Really? I wonder if this plan would work on a Cat 5 hurricane

    November 16, 2010 at 18:44 | Report abuse | Reply
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  2. Howard Gibson

    We will need a system to predict earthquakes so we can evacuate people. there is http://www.greenscenedebate.com/2011/04/earthquakes-and-environment.html a lot of action going on, and with the increased sunspot activity it should only intensify.

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