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World City Risk 2025: Part One - Overview and Results

The World Cities Risk 2015-2025 research track analyses the combined damage inflicted on global cities by a comprehensive set of significant and recurrent threats. 

Overview

We consider some 23 threats in five broad threat classes: Natural Catastrophe & Climate, including threats such as earthquake and windstorms; Finance, Trade & Economics, including threats such as market crashes, and commodity price shocks; Geopolitics & Security, including political instability, conflicts and terrorism; Technology & Space, e.g. cyber catastrophe; and Health & Humanity, e.g. pandemics and famines.

Part 1 provides an overview of the World City Risk analysis and key results. It describes the outline methodology and key principles, results and conclusions, validation and comparison with other studies, and some sensitivity studies for mitigating risk and potential for climate change to increase catastrophe risk.