The worst storm to make landfall in recorded history hit Tacloban and other Philippine cities, each of which had no more than 250,000 residents yet which had to face an emergency operations challenge daunting even for the world's largest mega-cities. Lily Song learns how Tacloban and other secondary cities can improve their ability to cope.
Bangkok's MRT deploys simple measures for effective flood risk control, however, with expansions planned, concern is emerging over its responses to climate change, earthquake risk and rising sea levels.
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