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Fighting injustice helps in creating resilient urban spaces

20 Apr 2017, Conversation Media Group, the

Resilience means different things to different people but generally alludes to the ability of people or systems to bounce back from shocks. However, a focus on justice is often lacking in resilience building actions. This can result in unintended consequences such as improved building codes raising housing prices and pushing people to more flood-prone areas of a city.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF)
  • Website: http://www.dwaf.gov.za/
  • Contact:Deputy Director Veldfires Regulation
  • Phone:012 334 0404 0828845541


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF)
  • Website: http://www.dwaf.gov.za/
  • Contact:Deputy Director Veldfires Regulation
  • Phone:012 334 0404 0828845541


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