Tacloban City after Typhoon Haiyan. Marcel Crozet/ILO

BLOG: How Mapping Helps Cities Become More Resilient

AsiaBlog interviews PCSI expert Celina Agaton about how technology has been harnessed to facilitate disaster recovery, and how mapping can strengthen communities, and ultimately, resiliency. Read the whole interview here. 


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NEWS: Report “Creating Resilient and Livable Cities” Released

PCSI is pleased to announce the release of a new report, “Creating Livable and Resilient Cities”, which presents key steps cities can take to become more sustainable. Read more and download a copy here. 

Flooded Manila Neighborhood  Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty

EVENT: PCSI Publication Launch Event

The Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative will host a special evening panel discussion on July 14, 2014 from 5:30-8:00 PM  in San Francisco: ”Cities at Risk: A Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative Event and Report Launch” 

The event will feature Rafael Lopa, Executive Director of Philippine Business for Social Responsibility, in conversation with Patrick Otellini, San Francisco’s Chief Resilience Officer, and Jeffrey Heller, President of Heller Manus Architects and will be moderated by Andy Thompson of ARUP.

This event also marks the official launch of a new Asia Society/ULI report, Creating Resilient and Livable Cities, which presents practical strategies for creating tomorrow’s sustainable cities, inspired by expert dialogue at the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI) 2nd Annual Forum held in Manila, Philippines in March 2014.   RSVP for the July 14 event

BLOG: PCSI Manila Forum Dinner Photos

Participants at the 2nd Annual PCSI Forum were invited to a Forum dinner at the Malacañang Palace in Manila for an evening of conversation and Filipino entertainment, music, and culinary delights.

BLOG: PCSI Manila Forum Photos

This selection of photos shows the panel discussions, breakout sessions, networking and more over the PCSI Manila Forum’s two working days at the Mind Museum in Manila, Philippines on March 12 and 13, 2014.