Urban risk & planning

Resilient cities, urban planning, urban management.

Latest Urban risk & planning additions in the Knowledge Base

Cover and source: Economics of Disasters and Climate Change
Using a new composite climate-risk index, this study shows that population in high-risk counties in the United States has grown disproportionately over the last few decades, even relative to the corresponding commuting zone.
Thai university collaboration
Thailand has been on an extraordinary journey with the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative since 2022. Universities have been key to this progress
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
A study by Moody's RMS warns that Mumbai will spend more than double of New York's to manage urban heat due to concretization.
Times of India, the
Researchers say poor urban design is creating pockets of heat and humidity in Brisbane. The Sweltering Cities panel found a lack of trees, shade, and water were intensifying temperatures on heat islands.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Virtual training MCR2030
Amazon city and future COP-host Belém holds a virtual training on risk management, climate resilience and disaster preparedness with UNDRR and ICLEI.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
A cyclist rides past a destroyed car dealership in the aftermath of the 1994 Northridge earthquake
A new study highlights how predominantly minority neighborhoods in Los Angeles — and especially those with Black populations — will be most affected in the aftermath of a large earthquake.
Temblor
Skyline of Sydney in Australia
A new research project is poised to deliver the formula to safely recycle water into gardens and parklands at scale, addressing both urban heat and sustainability challenges in western Sydney.
Macquarie University
An aerial view of Rotterdam and the Europoort harbor
Once a grim industrial harbour, the Keilehaven estuary acts as a natural flood barrier and wildlife sanctuary.
Guardian, the (UK)

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