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Pick of the Day: Open Access to Berlin’s Geodata

By Renard Teipelke In a recent blog article (here), I discussed the role of statistical data before/after disasters. I made one particular reference to the important work of the bureau of statistics (or whatever its name is) in collecting, filing, … Continue reading

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Disasters, Statistical Data, and Human Lives

By Renard Teipelke More than 6,000 people dead, more than 4 million people displaced, more than 12 million people affected: In the early days of November 2013, the central parts of the Philippines were hit by a tropical cyclone, which … Continue reading

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Again Disastrous Floods – Expectations, Probabilities, and Common Sense

by Renard Teipelke The Resilient Cities Congress in Bonn on the first weekend of June 2013 was thought of as an event where climate change, natural hazards, and urban resilience are discussed – most often with case studies from the … Continue reading

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We Are Moving beyond Numbers (?)

by Renard Teipelke Afterwards, everybody always knows better. We were obsessed with numbers. “We” as in “the majority”, “the public”, “the decision-makers”, or “our/the representatives”. It does not matter if you or I were obsessed with numbers. It was the … Continue reading

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