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Urban Risk Assessments: Understanding Disaster and Climate Risk in Cities

The Urban Risk Assessment presents a flexible, cost-effective approach that project and city managers can use to identify feasible measures to assess a city’s risk. The methodology focuses on three reinforcing pillars that collectively contribute to the understanding of urban risk: a hazard impact assessment, an institutional assessment, and a socioeconomic assessment. World Bank, 2012. …

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Scaling Up Urban & Community Resilience

Report from a workshop on scaling up urban and community resilience held by the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) in March 2014. The workshop brought together practitioners from American Red Cross chapters and national and internation programs as wells colleagues from the IFRC and Red Cross Glboal First Aid Centre. GDPC, 2013

Building Urban Resilience workshop: Panama City, Panama

With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) brought together more than 50 participants from 16 national societies, as well as representatives from several of the Federation’s (IFRC) sub-regional offices and from the Red Cross regional and global reference centers, to share …

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Urban Preparedness. Lessons from the Kathmandu Valley.

In the context of the Nepal Red Cross and British Red Cross Earthquake Preparedness for Safer Communities programme (EPS) in Kathmandu, this study focuses on identifying key learning points on community engagement and local  and national action in a complex urban disaster management. Link to document http://www.preventionweb.net/files/36764_36764urbanpreparednesskathmandufull.pdf

Building Sustainability in an Urbanizing World: A Partnership Report

The report summarizes the sustainability issues faced by cities and points toward the road ahead. It reviews successes in policy as well as investment and discusses what is needed to reach out to the rapidly growing cities of the developing world and make them effective users of existing knowledge.  The World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/urbandevelopment/publication/building-sustainability-urbanizing-world

Cities and Flooding

 A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st  Century provides forward-looking operational assistance to policy makers and technical specialists in the rapidly expanding cities and towns of the developing world on how best to manage the risk of floods. It takes a strategic approach, in which appropriate risk management measures are assessed, …

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A Workbook on Planning for Urban Resilience in the Face of Disasters

This Workbook offers a step-by-step guide for city officials in proactively planning for natural disasters and climate change impacts. It is based on learning from three cities in Vietnam – Ha Noi, Can Tho, and Dong Hoi – that developed Local Resilience Action Plans (LRAPs) containing a set of prioritized actions, related to both infrastructure …

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