Tags: urban risk reduction

Cities Safer by Design: Guidance and Examples to Promote Traffic Safety through Urban and Street Design

Published by the World Resources Institute (WRI), This report provides Guidance and Examples to Promote Traffic Safety through Urban and Street Design. Globally, 1.24 million people are killed in traffic crashes every year. This number is expected to keep rising as vehicle fleets grow, to become the 5th largest cause of death by 2030. The majority …

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GLOBAL MIGRATION Resilient Cities at the Forefront

Like other urban pressures, migration also presents a powerful opportunity for building resilience. In September of 2016, eight 100RC Member Cities, with a broad range of experience absorbing migrants, convened in Athens to collaborate on migration as a key component of urban planning. Chief Resilience Officers (CROs) from Athens, Thessaloniki, Amman, Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, …

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Urban Perspectives: Climate Change, Migration, Planning and Financing

2017 New Generation of Ideas Report from Wilson Center. Recognizing the need to strengthen the ties between urban policymaking and new scholarly work on urban development, the Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory, USAID, the World Bank, IHC Global and Cities Alliance teamed together to cosponsor the annual “Reducing Urban Poverty” paper competition for advanced graduate …

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Building the Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters

This report published by the World Bank is a part of the Climate Change and Development Series to showcase economic and scientific research that explores the interactions between climate change, climate policies, and development. The series aims to promote debate and broaden understanding of current and emerging questions about the climate-development nexus through evidence-based analysis. By examining well-being instead of …

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Innovation in Urban Development: Incremental Housing, Big Data, and Gender

Over the next two decades the number of city dwellers will soar to nearly five billion, 60 percent of the world’s population. Virtually all of this urban growth will occur in cities of the developing world, overwhelming ecosystems and placing tremendous pressure on the capacity of local governments to provide necessary infrastructure and services. The …

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UNHCR Mid Year Trends 2014

This report is the second of its kind, analyzing displacement trends within the first half of 2014. The figures in this report were collected from governments and UNHCR offices around the world. UNHCR introduced a new online data collection tool to enhance the organization’s capacity to collect and analyse mid-year statistical data. In addition to …

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All Under One Roof: Disability Inclusive Shelter and Settlement Guidelines

These guidelines are the result of institutional collaboration between IFRC, CBM and Handicap International, and between the Shelter & Settlements and Health Departments within IFRC.  The aim is to transform the way humanitarian organisations approach inclusion and accessibility in their shelter and settlement programmes. The World Health Organisation estimates that 15% of the population are …

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Guidebook on Creating Resilience Networks: American Red Cross

The Community Resilience Strategy (CRS) is designed to guide American Red Cross domestic staff in engaging their communities to work collaboratively to enhance community resilience and preparedness. The development of the strategy began with an in-depth look at the most recent academic research and practical applications of resilience work, both domestically and internationally. A group of …

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Friendly Neighborhoods: National Societies Guide

“Friendly Neighborhoods” is a methodological approach that seeks to achieve a greater number of more secure environments where creativity, solidarity and dialogue between people who live in the neighborhood are promoted, acknowledging that there are different realities and solutions in each neighborhood. “Friendly Neighborhoods” aims to achieve Solidarity, Safety and Sustainability (TRIPLE “S”), helping to improve the welfare of people in the …

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Resilience Projects as Experiments:Implementing climate change resilience in Asian cities

The capacity of actors and institutions to learn and reorganize is central to the resilience of complex systems, particularly in the context of rapidly urbanizing cities. A process of qualitative, reflective research among practitioners within the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) showed that development projects and programmes can contribute meaningfully to this capacity …

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