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    Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the

    Date: 09 Jul - 08 Aug 2012

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Risk sensitive land use planning online course

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI)

OTHER ORGANIZER(S): Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)

Type: Training Course Date: 09 Jul - 08 Aug 2012 Location: Online event

The recent 2011 Global Assessment Report (GAR) fully recognized the opportunities of mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into land use planning and urban planning. Through land use planning, disaster risk factors can be modified to decrease vulnerability, increase resilience and mitigate potential damages and losses. With its wide array of regulatory and non-regulatory methods, as well as structural and non-structural approaches, land use planning is an effective tool in disaster risk management.

The Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning course was developed by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) in collaboration with the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative. It aims to demonstrate the benefits of incorporating disaster risk reduction objectives in land use planning, presents the process involved in integrating disaster mitigation with local land use management, and illustrates the advantages of this integrated approach using specific examples. This course offers professionals and practitioners an opportunity to explore the link between land use planning and disaster risk reduction through a series of learning tools: presentations, readings, case studies and exercises, tests, an end of course project, and interactions with peers and faculty.

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What is included in the event fee

Discounts are available for group enrollment to encourage institutional learning.

Target Audience

The course targets land use planners, zoning officers, construction and housing officers employed in national and local government institutions, environmental engineers, urban planners, housing and real estate professionals, and other specialists involved in urban planning and the development of public infrastructure, critical facilities, and lifelines.

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