Tags: urban risk reduction

Definition of Urban

National definitions of urban and rural areas differ significantly from one country to another. To facilitate international comparisons, a coalition of six international organizations developed a new global definition of cities, towns and semi-dense areas, and rural areas.  On March 5th, the UN Statistical Commission endorsed the Degree of Urbanization as a recommended method for …

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Resilient Cities, Resilient Lives Learning from the 100RC Network

In the six years since the creation of 100 Resilient Cities, more than 70 cities have published Resilience Strategies containing over 3,000 initiatives. To date, more than US$25 billion has been catalyzed by 100RC member cities toward the resilience agenda, and the world’s leading development financial institutions are building resilience criteria into how large-scale infrastructure projects …

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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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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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RCRC Urban Collaboration Workshop Nairobi 4-6 June 2018

The overall purpose of the Nairobi workshop was to increase the familiarity and knowledge of the RCRC family in building resilience in informal settlement areas in high-risk urban settings. The workshop was designed to be interactive and highly participatory with the following main sections: Presentations from external partners including UNHABITAT, Slum Dwellers International (SDI) and …

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Urban Webinars

Scroll down to watch the descriptions and video recordings of the webinars organized by the IFRC Urban Collaboration Platform on a variety of topics such as: Rethinking Urban Community Risk Reduction and Resilience while responding to COVID-19 The Coalition Building process for Urban Resilience Heatwaves in cities Nature-based solutions for urban resilience Urban migration and …

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RCRC Urban Newsfeed Compilation

This is a compilation of the newsfeeds that was shared with the Red Cross/Red Crescent (RCRC) Urban Collaboration Platform (UCP) members since 17 June 2017.  You can find brief information about the UCP here. You can also check out the resports of the workshops organized by the UCP in Copenhagen and in Oslo.    ************************************************* Newsfeed …

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Settlement Approaches in Urban Areas

This Compendium of case studies published by the Global Shelter Cluster aims to contribute to building a body of knowledge to promote and improve the application of settlement based approaches in humanitarian response. This initial collection of case studies represents one vehicle the working group is using to further the discussion on settlement based approaches. …

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