Topic: Urban Risk Reduction

World Cities Report 2020

The World Cities Report 2020 convincingly affirms that well-planned, managed, and financed cities and towns create economic, social, environmental and other unquantifiable value that can vastly improve the quality of life of all. Urbanization can be leveraged for the fight against poverty, inequality, unemployment, climate change and other pressing global challenges. In this regard, sustainable …

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Webinars: Rethinking Urban Community Risk Reduction and Resilience while responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future. With these four webinars, we aim to unpack the fundamentals of responding to pandemics effectively in urban areas. SESSION 1  12 June 2020 The COVID-19 …

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Scaling-Up Covid-19 Outbreak Readiness and Response Operations in Humanitarian Situations, Including Camps and Camp-Like Settings

This Interim Guidance by IASC addresses specific needs and considerations required in humanitarian situations, including camps and camp-like settings and the surrounding host communities, in scaling-up readiness and response operations for the COVID-19 outbreak through effective multi-sectoral partnership. The Guidance is developed in alignment with the WHO COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (link: https://www.who.int/publications-detail/strategic-preparedness-and-respo…), …

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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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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