Tags: urban communities

Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub – Resources

The Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub develops guidance material, case studies, and reports to help National Societies in the region to be prepared.  Find the latest resources in the following list: Building resilience in Asia and the Pacific (2010) The IFRC Road Map to community resilience (2017)  Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub https://preparecenter.org/activities/asian-pacific-urban-community-resilience-hub#overlay-context=resources/asian-pacific-urban-resilience-hub-resources

RCRC Urban Collaboration Workshop, Beirut Lebanon

Since 2015, the Federation Secretariat and American Red Cross (ARC) have been co-leading the Urban Collaboration Platform (UCP), with strong support from several National Societies (NSs), International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) and the RCRC Climate Center. UCP aims to help the RCRC National Societies be better informed, better connected …

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Heatwave Guide for Cities

The Heatwave Guide for Cities from the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement offers urban planners and city authorities an authoritative summary of the actions they can take to reduce the danger of heatwaves, which are defined as a period of time when temperatures, or temperature in combination with other factors, are unusually high and …

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Mass Displacement Host Cities and Urban Systems

This publication from ARUP aims to help host cities to further understand and improve their capacity to effectively manage rapid arrivals from displacement events by: Exploring what works in different contexts (initiatives that respond to the challenges that cities face); Exploring how city systems differ under pressure (including system actors, connections, assets, laws). Developing an analytical …

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Co-designing Solutions for Urban Community Resilience

This toolkit offers a methodology to co-design viable, inclusive and sustainable community resilience solutions, applying Human Centred Design (HCD). HDC is a creative problem-solving approach which begins with understanding people, placing the needs, desires and limitations of the end user at the centre of every step of the design process we go through to address complex problems. ‘Users’ are the …

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Urban Profiling in Vietnam

American Red Cross (ARC) country office together with Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) has been implementing Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRM) Program, supported by USAID/OFDA funding since 2011 in Vietnam. Responding to increasing urban risk, particularly effects of climate change in cities, ARC and VNRC has agreed to shift the focus of the CBDRM program …

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Urban Disaster Resilience Road Map and Asia Pacific Urban Disaster Resilience Hub

This report is  one of the steps along the way towards developing an Urban Disaster Resilience Road Map and Asia Pacific Urban Disaster Resilience (UDR) Hub. The Roadmap will provide strategic orientation and operational guidance for implementing the urban agenda in the Asia Pacific region, it will outline the things that RCRC need to do to …

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Future of Cities: Emerging trends and what they mean for Red Cross Red Crescent

In preparation for the IFRC Startegy 2030, the Solferino Academy consulted with over 100 Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and external experts. The results were grouped into the nine futures thematic areas. While these are relevant to urban communities, this paper explores more specific trends shaping the future of our cities.