Urban risk & planning

This theme contributes to the understanding of urban risk, which includes urban hazards, exposure and vulnerability. It also covers aspects related to improving awareness, as well as local governance and local capacity to effectively reduce disaster risk.

Latest Urban risk & planning additions in the Knowledge Base

Digital thermometer showing a high temperature in a town
Research briefs
With applications in clothing, construction and food storage, the new textile reduces heat from both the sun and thermal radiation from nearby buildings.
University of Chicago
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Documents and publications
This research seeks to develop a conceptual spatial framework considering different phases of disaster risk management to evaluate urban physical resilience.
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Documents and publications
This study comprehensively analyzed the integration of disaster management strategies and urban master planning in Cheongju, employing the 10 core essential elements of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR 2030) framework as a benchmark.
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The Tucson City Council has adopted a Heat Action Roadmap and Heat Protection Ordinance for City Contractors-two actions that are increasing the City's ability to mitigate and manage extreme heat and build resilience for the future.
City of Tucson
Antigua and Barbuda Hurricane Damage
Research briefs
Galveston Island was used as an example to predict damage that would occur as a result of hurricanes of varying intensities.
Texas A&M University System
Research briefs
Coastal Alaska communities from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta northward will see more of their buildings exposed to flooding by 2100 if they continue developing at the same location, according to new research.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Documents and publications
This study introduces a novel integrated hydrological-hydrodynamic model that takes into account the layout of low-impact development (LID) facilities along with pipeline alignment and rehabilitation.
A thermometer showing high temperatures. A city is blurred in the background.
Research briefs
According to a new study, urban areas across Europe are home to high levels of social inequality when it comes to granting access to green spaces, which are considered among the most effective solutions to mitigating the worse effects of heatwaves.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

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