Topic: Urban Risk Reduction

Programmatic directions for the Red Cross and Red Crescent in building urban community resilience in the Asia Pacific Region

Study on the role of Red Cross and Red Crescent in urban community resilience programming in the Asia-Pacific Region. Includes an interesting analysis of existing tools within the Red Cross network and their relevance to urban risk in Tables 6 and 7 on pp. 26-32 and an overview of suggested strategies, roles, and value propositions …

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Urban Risk Reduction

Risk in urban areas is a combination of two factors: first, location and exposure to hazards; and second, increased vulnerability due to poor local governance, environmental degradation, and the overstretching of resources. Disaster risks from extreme natural hazards are compounded by these everyday risks, resulting in a process of “risk accumulation” specific to urban areas, where risk is amplified by human activities. Urbanization, therefore, often …

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How to make cities more resilient: a handbook for local government leaders

A handbook to provide “mayors, governors, councillors and other local government leaders with a generic framework for risk reduction and points to good practices and tools that are already being applied in different cities for that purpose.” How to make cities more resilient: a handbook for local government leaders http://www.unisdr.org/campaign/resilientcities/toolkit/handbook

Responding to Urban Disasters: Learning from Previous Relief and Recovery Operations

A paper that outlines “key lessons related to the design and implementation of urban disaster-response programmes … written for people planning and implementing relief and early recovery operations in urban areas: those who have to decide if, when and how to intervene.” Responding to Urban Disasters: Learning from Previous Relief and Recovery Operations http://www.alnap.org/pool/files/alnap-lessons-urban-2012.pdf

Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas: A Handbook

This handbook on sustainable reconstruction in urban areas seeks to unpack the problems that many organisations are confronted with in urban reconstruction and provide step-by-step guidance on how to design and implement housing reconstruction programmes in cities. Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas: A Handbook http://www.ifrc.org/PageFiles/95526/publications/Urban%20reconstruction%20Handbook%20IFRC-SKAT.pdf