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A workbook on planning for urban resilience in the face of disasters: adapting experiences from Vietnam to other cities

  • Source(s): World Bank, the (WB)
  • Publication date: 2011
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-8213-8878-5
  • Author(s): Shah, Fatima; Ranghieri, Federica
  • Number of pages: 128 p., forthcoming on December 31

This book offers a step-by-step guide for city officials in proactively planning for natural disasters and climate change impacts. It is based on learning from three cities in Vietnam - Ha Noi, Can Tho, and Dong Hoi – that developed Local Resilience Action Plans (LRAPs) containing a set of prioritized actions, related to both infrastructure as well as policy/ regulatory and socioeconomic actions. These LRAPs are based on vulnerability and risks assessments, a gaps analysis drawing on an inventory of planned investments and policy changes, and multi-stakeholder priority setting. The on-the-ground learning from these pilot cities in Vietnam has paved the way for cities in China, Indonesia, and the Philippines to embark on similar processes.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Critical Infrastructure, Economics of DRR, Governance, Risk Identification & Assessment, Urban Risk & Planning
  • Countries/Regions:China, Indonesia, Philippines, Viet Nam

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/21643

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