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The International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment has just published a special issue entitled Making cities resilient: from awareness to implementation, which details the achievements cities participating in the Making Cities Resilient Campaign have taken to build their communities’ resilience to disasters.

This special issue, edited by Helena Molin Valdés, Head of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign and Deputy Director of the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), is available to view for FREE until 30 April. Simply log in using the following access details:

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The articles featured in the Journal describe the actions cities and local governments are taking to reduce risks and become resilient to disasters.

Contents of the themed issue include:

  • “Making Cities Resilient: From Awareness to Implementation”. Guest Editorial by Helena Molin Valdés, UNISDR
  • Negotiating community resilience in the city in a time of political change and deficit reduction, by Fuad Ali and Keith Jones
  • Implementation of Hyogo Framework for Action in Makati City, Philippines, by Yuki Matsuoka, Yukiko Takeuchi and Rajib Shaw
  • Social capital and sociological resilience in megacities context, by Barbara Lucini
  • Creating disaster resilient built environment in urban cities: role of local governments in Sri Lanka, by Chamindi Malalgoda, Dilanthi Amaratunga and Richard Haigh
  • Framing responses to post-earthquake Haiti: how representations of disasters, reconstruction and human settlements shape resilience, by Gonzalo Lizarralde, Lisa Bornstein, Kevin Gould and Colin Davidson
  • A Framework to Construct Post-Disaster Housing, by Saumyang Patel and Makarand Hastak
  • News articles featuring the latest news on the Making Cities Resilient Campaign
  • - Key findings of the Resilient Cities Report - Helena Molin Valdes, Patricia Holly Purcell
  • - Embedding resilience into planning guidance - Helena Molin Valdes, Patricia Holly Purcell
  • - International conference on building resilience – September 2013


About the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (IJDRBE) and the Making Cities Resilient Campaign

The International journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment is the leading acadmeic journal to promote research and scholarly activity associated with the UNISDR “Making Cities Resilient” Campaign. In particular, it aims at developing the skills and knowledge of the built environment professions and will strengthen their capacity in strategic and practical aspects of disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction to mitigate the effects of disasters nationally and internationally. The journal publishes original and refereed material that contributes to the advancement of the research and practice, and provides contributing authors with an opportunity to disseminate their research and experience to a broad audience. It is indexed in prestigious indexing services including SCOPUS.

The Journal is edited by Professors Dilanthi Amaratunga & Richard Haigh from the Centre for Disaster Resileince , University of Salford, UK, which is a key partner of UNISDR’s Makigng Cities Resilient Campaign.

Related Links


  • Themes:Governance, Media, Social Impacts & Resilience, Urban Risk & Planning
  • Hazards:Earthquake
  • Countries/Regions:Haiti, Philippines, Sri Lanka

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/31522

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