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Data for Resilient Cities, a podcast series by the Center for Applied Geomatics (CAG), CODATA and CRDF

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The Data for Resilient Cities podcast series by the Center for Applied Geomatics (CAG), CRDF in collaboration with CODATA was launched on 15th October 2020.  New Episodes were released fortnightly, the series had 12 episodes, which took a deep dive in understanding the role of data in making cities resilient.  The series offered a rich collection of conversations, case studies and audio essays. 24 eminent thinkers, practitioners, public decision-makers, and policy advocates joined the podcast series.  Each episode focused on a different of aspects from the spectrum of data for cities.  Each episode is in its own, a source of knowledge, in understanding a subject related to leveraging data practices for building resilient cities.

From data-driven policies for built environment to open data in urban sustainability, the podcast series delved into understanding complex data pathways.  In one of the episode, the two speakers, Dr. Dileep Mavalankar, Director, Indian Institute of Public Health, discusses the role of data in COVID responses, with Prof. Viriginia Murray, Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction at Public Health England. In another episode, Stephen Passmore, CEO, Resilience Brokers and Loveleen Garg, Asst. Vice President and Head, Planning, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, India discuss the importance of having cross-domain integration for making cities infrastructure resilient.  The series also shed light on how data has proven to be an urban nervous system during the pandemic.  In the episode on ‘Using Big Data to Predict Natural Disasters’, the two speakers C.K. Koshy, CRDF and Dr. Bapon (SHM) Fakhruddin, Tonkin & Taylor Limited, New Zealand  discussed the theoretical framework for Disaster Management.

We are happy to inform that the podcast series recorded 1,291 plays from its beginning till its final episode, released on 15th May 2021.  Listeners from India, United States, Germany, France, United Kingdom, and many other countries, tuned into the podcast series. After India, the greatest number of plays (189) was captured from the United States.  The podcast series also reached countries such as Ecuador, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kenya, Mexico, and many more.

If you have not been able to catch up with the series please check out the episodes on or you can listen to it podcast apps at /DataforResilientCities