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Urban Risk & Planning

Measurement and management of urban hazards and vulnerability in order to improve awareness and local capacity to effectively reduce disaster risk.

Helping local governments reduce the risk from the next disaster

25 Mar 2015, IIED

'The new framework does specifically acknowledge the role of local governments in risk reduction, and the importance of tackling disaster risks in urban areas...From the perspective of local government, it means learning from other cities through exchanges that build the capacity of local government and people to take action in their city', writes Cassidy Johnson...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.3 [PDF, 114Kb]Community Participation and decentralisation is ensured through the delegation of authority and resources to local levels
  • Indicator 3.4 [PDF, 102Kb]Countrywide public awareness strategy exists to stimulate a culture of disaster resilience, with outreach to urban and rural communities
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • Indicator 4.3 [PDF, 93Kb]Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities
  • Indicator 4.4 [PDF, 101Kb]Planning and management of human settlements incorporate disaster risk reduction elements, including enforcement of building codes

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