Noel Eyres Next Stop Presenter

Resilience in the face of natural catastrophes

Next Stop Mexico - Part. 1 Move the world forward
May 23, 2018

After the first quake, engineers from the Mexican army– the much trusted and de facto first responders in case of large-scale catastrophes – came to appraise the extent of the damages, building by building: which ones were destroyed and which were still standing but deemed structurally unsound.

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