Urban Risk & Planning

To help prevent a repeat of the catastrophic damage, UNDP has invested in flood protection civil works along the river, including four flood protection river spurs and one embankment on the Gash.
Among other things, they function as a sponge – absorbing and storing excess water due to heavy rains.
Climate risk and commercial property values
This review of existing literature provides real estate practitioners and investors support in understanding the physical risks arising from climate change with a specific focus on how these risks affect commercial real estate asset values and prices.
Urban Resilience to Climate Extremes in Southeast Asia
This fact sheet shows how the program aims to build resilience of urban communities & systems to current and emerging climate extremes, disasters and emergencies in selected deltaic & coastal cities in the Southeast Asia region.
The city of Lira in Uganda affected by floods
Uganda was one of the nations who first pioneered Forecast-based Financing (FbF).
The Western U.S. is experiencing another severe fire season, and a recent study shows that even high mountain areas once considered too wet to burn are at increasing risk as the climate warms.
An enhanced smart system to forecast rainfall here with greater accuracy will be completed by the first quarter of 2022, boosting the Republic's suite of tools to respond more quickly to flash floods.
Sunrise view of Namche Bazaar village and Thamserku mountain, Khumbu valley, Nepal.
Urbanization trends in the Himalaya are exposing more people to risk from compound hazards such as flooding, landslides and wildfires, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment has found.
Risk communication to motivate flood and hurricane risk mitigation
This research discusses how at-risk communities can take steps to mitigate hurricane and flood risks, but many choose not to do so.
Do we know how urban heritage is being endangered by climate change
This research discusses how it is worldwide accepted that climate change is affecting cities and that the conservation of the cultural heritage contributes to sustainable development.