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Trauma and Rebuilding in the Digital Electronic Era

Trauma and Rebuilding in the Digital Electronic Era

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: The Resilient City: Trauma, Recovery and Remembrance. When cities have suffered major destruction in the past, through fire, earthquake, bombing, and so on, the physical rebuilding task has involved (1) recreating network infrastructure -- transportation networks, water supply, etc., and (2) replacing residential, commercial, industrial, and other floor space supported by that infrastructure. The task of reconstructing Lower Manhattan after the September 11 attacks obviously has these aspects, but there are some additional ones as well. First, the reconstruction of digital telecommunications networks is now a critically important infrastructure issue -- particularly given the nature of the enterprises that were displaced. This reconstruction... Show More
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