This issue of Urban World (published by UNHABITAT) covers innovative cities. It examines why learning is the key to smarter urban development. It is also available in Español, русский, 中文 at the UNHABITAT link below. UNHABITAT (online home) http://www.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=2784
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InaSAFE is free software that produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response activities. It provides a simple but rigorous way to combine data from scientists, local governments and communities to provide insights into the likely impacts of future disaster events InaSAFE http://inasafe.org/en/
The rapid and often unplanned expansion of cities is exposing more people and economic assets to the risk of disasters and the effects of climate change. For city governments, increased climate variability imposes additional challenges to effective urban management and the delivery of key services, while for residents it increasingly affects their lives and livelihoods …
These guidelines published by IFRC Shelter Department, are intended as a multi-sectorial tool for assistance to people affected by conflict and natural disaster, both as displaced individuals and as host communities. Particular attention is given to shelter assistance options.
The study looks at the evolving nature of risk and vulnerability in urban areas relating to natural hazards, urban violence and conflict, markets and livelihoods, health and water, sanitation and hygiene, and shelter, land and the built environment and highlights ways forward.
Report of the Workshop organized in Port‐au‐Prince ‐ Haiti between 22nd – 26th of August 201. It covers main elements of the urban context with the additional complementary perspective of Disaster Risk Management and Public Policies, and priorities for early Recovery.
© International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2010 IFRC World Disaster Reports http://www.ifrc.org/en/publications-and-reports/world-disasters-report/wdr2010/
This 2012 ALNAP paper on urban lessons was written by David Sanderson, Paul Knox-Clarke and Leah Campbell and builds off a prior 2009 study written by Ian O’Donnell, Kristin Smart and Ben Ramalingam. It offers lessons pertaining to effective design and implementation of urban-response programs. It was written to serve as a practical field resource for international disaster management professionals, …
This report was commissioned by the IFRC to re-examine the Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment process in the context of increased institutional experience in using VCA, along with changing risk patterns. In particular the review is to assess the relevance of VCA for dealing with urban risks and climate change. It looks closely at the continued …
This report highlights a wide overview of data and trends regarding the growing “vulnerability gap” in urban areas. World Disasters Report 2010 – Urban Risk http://www.ifrc.org/en/publications-and-reports/world-disasters-report/wdr2010