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Structural Safety

Any physical construction to reduce or avoid possible impacts of hazards, or application of engineering techniques to achieve hazard-resistance and resilience in structures or systems.

The award-winning ‘Rescate de Cayo Granma’ project. Credit: Vivienda Cooperativa http://membresirec.umontreal.ca/student_competition/7th/teams/00011/urbHR.jpg

Cuban students win DRR design award

21 Aug 2015, UNISDR AM

A group of Cuban students has won an international prize awarded to budding architects who deploy their talents to reduce the risk of disasters. The four-member team from the Central University Marta Abreu de las Villas won their award at the 7th i-Rec student competition in London, where the jury lauded their plans for Cayo Granma, a hurricane-struck island community near the city of Santiago de Cuba...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change
  • Indicator 4.4 [PDF, 101Kb]Planning and management of human settlements incorporate disaster risk reduction elements, including enforcement of building codes
  • Indicator 4.5 [PDF, 87Kb]Disaster risk reduction measures are integrated into post disaster recovery and rehabilitation processes

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