Tags: urban

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

Learning from the City: British Red Cross Urban Learning Project Scoping Study

A study drawing lessons and insights from five British Red Cross disaster management programs in urban settings: Haiti (Port-au-Prince), Uganda (Kampala and other cities), Djibouti (Djibouti-ville), Mongolia (Ulaanbataar) and Nepal (Kathmandu). Learning from the City: British Red Cross Urban Learning Project Scoping Study http://www.odihpn.org/the-humanitarian-space/resources/learning-from-the-city-british-red-cross-urban-learning-project-scoping-study

Building Urban Resilience

Reference document prepared for East Asia and Pacific which aims to increase the resilience of cities to disasters and climate change impacts by promoting a risk-based approach in public investment decision-making process. Building Urban Resilience http://iaibr3.iai.int/twiki/pub/ForoEditorial2012/WebHome/EAP_handbook_principles_tools_practice_web.pdf

State of the World’s Cities – 2012 – 2013

The latest in a series of bi-annual studies on the world’s cities. This edition uses the framework of ‘The Urban Divide’ to analyze the complex social, political, economic and cultural dynamics of urban environments. State of the World’s Cities – 2012 – 2013 http://www.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=2917

Making Cities Resilient Campaign

Toolkit, updates, and list of champions for the campaign which now includes over 1,400 cities. Making Cities Resilient Campaign http://www.unisdr.org/campaign/resilientcities

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