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Disaster risk reduction in urban areas

Source(s):  Soluciones Prácticas - Oficina Regional para América Latina

This document presents the disaster risk reduction (DRR) processes developed in several Latin American cities. It shows the benefits of making risk reduction an integral part of local development. It also highlights the importance of good information for risk assessment, government-civil society collaboration, and links between local, national and regional levels of government. It is intended to offer a wealth of lessons for African and South Asian counterparts embarking on their own urban risk reduction processes.

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  • Disaster risk reduction in urban areas
  • Publication date 2012
  • Number of pages 5 p.

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