Urban risk & planning

Urban risk & planning

Resilient cities, urban planning, urban management.

Row of floating houses in the Netherlands
The floating city could withstand natural disasters including floods, tsunamis and Category 5 hurricanes as its floating platforms will be anchored to the seafloor.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters
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2021
This paper argues that learning from the disaster risk management (DRM) practices of Manizales, Colombia must be accompanied by an understanding of the historical trajectories that allowed the city to create and consolidate its enabling environment.
Sage Publications
With support from UNDRR's "Making cities sustainable and resilient" project, Guayaquil has developed a DRR plan that has spurred improvements in data collection, equipment and coordination, among others.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
In this interview, Veladio Erazo Masgo, Deputy Manager of Disaster Risk of San Juan de Lurigancho, reveals that the "Making Cities Resilient" initiative has provided a tool that guides urban growth in his city. The effort will hopefully help overcome issues in local authority engagement and increasing the understanding of DRR's importance.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Kisumu has offered to be a training ground for other African cities due to its pioneering role in disaster risk reduction, which is thanks in part to great civic participation in preventive strategies and the Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient Initiative.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Guatemala developed new disaster response protocols for its municipal departments. Thanks to the new DRR plan there's more coordination when an emergency rises.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
In Mawlamyine, annual flooding damages infrastructure and lives. Thanks to the Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient Initiative, the city is evaluating its resilience to scale up DRR interventions.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Under the ‘Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient’ initiative in Cape Verde, a wide cross-section of organizations came together to rank Praia’s levels of disaster resilience. The city is also now developing its first DRR plan.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction