Future Proof: How to build resilience in an uncertain world by Jon Coaffee

Reviewed by
January–February 2020, no. 418
Tom Bamforth reviews 'Future Proof: How to build resilience in an uncertain world' by Jon Coaffee

Future Proof: How to build resilience in an uncertain world

by Jon Coaffee

Yale University Press (Footprint), $49.99 hb, 288 pp, 9780300228670

Future Proof: How to build resilience in an uncertain world by Jon Coaffee

Reviewed by
January–February 2020, no. 418

In Future Proof, Jon Coaffee, professor in urban geography at the University of Warwick, asks readers to imagine ‘a typical day’: radio reports of an impending cyclone; public-transport posters encouraging the reporting of ‘suspicious activity’; the path to an office (especially in a CBD) protected by hostile-vehicle-mitigation bollards. At work, computer systems will be tested for security from cyber attacks. The train home will be delayed due to a network complication, and the evening’s television will show the cyclone’s impact, discussing the relative ineffectiveness of hazard mitigation.

Tom Bamforth reviews 'Future Proof: How to build resilience in an uncertain world' by Jon Coaffee

Future Proof: How to build resilience in an uncertain world

by Jon Coaffee

Yale University Press (Footprint), $49.99 hb, 288 pp, 9780300228670

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