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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

Mapping of urban resilience initiatives and relevance to the MENA region

As national Governments struggle to address the scale of disasters and the increased preparedness needs at all levels, there has been a push for more proactive measures to be taken by local government. Over the last decade, the main disaster risk reduction actors as well as other organizations involved with local governments and community groups …

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World Cities Report 2016: Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures

  Published by UNHABITAT, this year’s World Cities Report presents a number of issues that this New Urban Agenda should address.  United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development — known as Habitat III — in Quito, Ecuador, is a timely and important opportunity. It takes place as the world embarks on efforts to …

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Handbook: Building City Coalitions

The number of those affected by disasters, natural or otherwise, has steadily increased over the years. In 2016, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) predicts that 125.3 million people will be in need of humanitarian assistance across the globe. Meanwhile, resources to help these men, women and children are not …

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Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies

The guide is intended to be of particular benefit for the following groups: • Planners working in local governments cities in lowand middle-income countries that are developing a City Development Strategy, have some knowledge of climate change and want to integrate this aspect. • City planners working in local governments who have developed a City Development Strategy and have integrated …

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Infrastructure and Urban Development

http://www.weforum.org The world urbanises at a rate of a million people per week. What challenges does this create? Is there an optimal size for a city? What does this mean for governments and business?

Climate Change, Disaster Risk, and the Urban Poor: Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World

Poor people living in slums are at particularly high risk from the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. They live on the most vulnerable land within cities, typically areas deemed undesirable by others and thus affordable. This study analyzes the key challenges facing the urban poor, given the risks associated with climate change and …

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The State of African Cities 2014, UNHABITAT

The African continent is currently in the midst of simultaneously unfolding and highly significant demographic, economic, technological, environmental, urban and socio-political transitions. Africa’s economic performance is promising, with booming cities supporting growing middle classes and creating sizable consumer markets. But despite significant overall growth, not all of Africa performs well. The continent continues to suffer …

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