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This note highlights the impact of floods on the urban poor. Ninety percent of new urban residents are in Africa and Asia, which have some of the poorest countries in the world. Many new urban residents end up in informal settlements, often in locations vulnerable to natural hazards such as floods. In this context, it is imperative that urban poor have a voice in how cities manage disaster risk.
The key recommendations provided by the authors for overcoming impediments to Green Infrastructure (GI) implementation, are the following: