Risky cities: our fact sheet series from Mind the risk

Our Risky cities fact sheet series focuses on specific cities featured in Mind the risk.

Risky cities: Bangkok

The impact of extreme weather is painful and expensive. This is because the world population and asset concentrations are increasing, especially in the cities of the developing world, many of which lie either on the coast or on major waterways close to it. Bangkok is one case in point. The latest edition in Swiss Re's Risky cities series examines the risks

Risky cities: Istanbul

Istanbul is Turkey‘s powerhouse, generating more than 40% of the country‘s GDP. The 14 million people in its metropolitan area live under the constant threat of severe earthquakes. And the next one could very well be just around the corner. We analyse the chances.

Risky cities: Los Angeles

According to experts, there's a strong chance a major quake will strike Los Angeles in the next three decades. As part of our Risky cities fact sheet series, we show why building urban resilience is key for the City of Angels.

Risky cities: Mexico City

Mexico City is a flood-prone area due to its location. In addition, this Latin American metropolis is at risk for earthquakes. In this Risky cities fact sheet, we look at the potential impact of these events.

Risky cities: Tokyo

The Tokyo-Yokohama metropolis is one of the most densely populated regions in the world. It's also one of the most earthquake threatened in our rankings. Our Risky cities fact sheet on the area shows why urban resilience isn't just a concept: it's a way of life.


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