The training module on Urban Risk Reduction and Resilience focuses on various aspects of disaster risks in urban areas. Factors like the concentration of population, economic activities, building activities and networks in urban areas result in aggravated risk from disasters and at times, these factors end up causing disasters as well. The module is designed to provide a common platform of knowledge for urban development professionals and disaster management professionals.
As development becomes unsustainable if it does not aim for reducing risks from disaster, it becomes essential to provide the requisite knowledge and understanding on urban risks, the possible impacts, mitigation strategies and future trends to the participants. The module can be used by trainers in the disaster management and/or urban development sectors for imparting training to the state and city level officials on urban risk mitigation. The module can also be used for self-study by urban development professionals, disaster management professionals, officials from the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Autonomous Bodies, NGOs etc.