Cities and industry need to partner on resiliency after disasters

StateScoop: Communities reeling from natural and man-made disasters should foster partnerships between government and the tech industry to build long-term resiliency, a group of state and federal government leaders said Tuesday at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.

While cities are increasingly focused on how they weather and rebound from disasters, coordination between the public and private sectors is crucial, especially when 90 percent of all critical infrastructure is owned by private entities, said Bob Kolasky, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Risk Management Center.

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