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Implementation guide on land use and urban planning

This guide will help identify an effective risk-sensitive urban planning and development process - from data collection and planning to implementation - and strategies for capacity development for urban and risk management professionals are the two proposed priority areas for this guide.

Contact: Abhilash Panda ( and Jerry Velasquez (

Concept note

  • Various types and scales of urban plans, from territorial to land-use zoning, can help to protect environmentally sensitive areas, reduce vulnerability and disaster risk, mitigate climate change and increase resilience. However, to be effective, risk-sensitive urban planning and development process should consider multiple steps from data collection to plan design and its implementation in a sustainable time-period.

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