Voluntary commitment

Promote the Integration of Hazard, Risk and Climate Change Information into City and Regional Planning

Description

ISOCARP will promote globally the integration of hazard, risk and climate change information into city and regional planning. It will do so by a) initiating a conversation and promoting the subject with its members; b) developing written material on successful and innovative practices, such as through its Review Publications; c) developing a special session on the subject in its Annual Conferences; and d) integrating these issues, wherever possible, in stand-alone activities such as Young Planning Professional workshops and Urban Planning Advisory Teams.

Targets

Promote information and knowledge on the ways in which hazard, risk and climate change information can be integrated into city and regional planning practices, so that such practices can be adopted by the professional planners.

Indicators

1. Regular dissemination of the importance of hazard, risk, and climate change information in city and regional planning practices.
2. Increased uptake and use of such information by professional planners

Means of verification

1- Inclusion of risk and resilience-related themes in
a. Presentations at the ISOCARP Annual Congress
b. ISOCARP publications such as the Review
c. Social media platforms such as the ISOCARP website, members’ discussion groups, blog and twitter feed
2- Membership surveys at regular intervals to assess how many members integrate hazards and risk information in their professional work

Timeframe

September 2015 - September 2018

Contact Person

Mr Ric Stephens
President-Elect, International Society of City and Regional Planners

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