This report highlights why and how risk assessments need to become an integral part of urban planning, and presents an original tool that allows local authorities to assess disaster displacement risk in their urban area. Ιt focuses on the potential of urban planning strategies to establish enabling environments in which citizens participate in managing disaster displacement risk.
The tool presented, identifies drivers and triggers of displacement as well as vulnerable areas and urban populations at higher risk of displacement. It assesses data availability, urban governance, disaster risk management capacity and initiatives to mitigate displacement and ensure durable solutions for those affected. The report presents promising practices from different cities around the world to highlight how such forms of engagement contribute to whole-of-society approaches to urban resilience.