Urban Risk & Planning

This brief summarizes findings of a case study of Bharatpur, Nepal, that examined ways to undertake inclusive urban development to reduce biological hazards and disaster risks.
Stockholm Environment Institute
According to the Puerto Rico Planning Board, floods on the island represent billions in losses and put at risk some 200,000 residences located in flood-prone areas.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Canada announced a joint investment of more than $36.2 million towards the City of Vancouver’s Rain City Strategy, which outlines a series of actions to improve the city’s water quality, increase resilience to climate change, and enhance ecosystems.
Government of Canada
Green skyscraper building with plants growing on the facade. Ecology and green living in city, urban environment concept.
Recent extreme weather events have provided a foretaste of how supercharged storms might threaten our future. So the release today of a new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) is very good timing.
Conversation Media Group, the
Bird eyes view of Singapore City skyline in Singapore.
Many cities have urbanized next to the sea and have even expanded into the sea through extensive land reclamation. Due to climate change the coastal storms are becoming intensified and sea levels are rising. Governments have to face this challenge.
Water Science Policy
This policy brief emphasizes the role of sustainable urban and peri-urban forestry as an integrative and strategic nature-based solution that can help develop healthier, more sustainable and climate resilient cities
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
This study aims to identify trends and gaps and highlight potential research prospects in the field of urban flooding in South Asia.
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Bangkok residents wade floods after heavy rains left the city inundated
Sea level rise may disproportionately affect certain Asian megacities as well as western tropical Pacific islands and the western Indian Ocean, according to new research that looks at the effects of natural sea level fluctuations on the projected rise.
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Intensive disaster risk

Intensive disaster risk

The risk of high-severity, mid- to low-frequency disasters, mainly associated with major hazards.

Annotation: Intensive disaster risk is mainly a characteristic of large cities or densely populated areas that are not only exposed to intense hazards such as strong earthquakes, active volcanoes, heavy floods, tsunamis or major storms but also have high levels of vulnerability to these hazards.

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