This technical document presents the case for the need to better understand risks related to natural hazards and climate change in cities, proposes an integrated approach to practitioners for identifying areas, populations and assets most at risk from the effects of disasters and climate change, and provides preliminary suggestions for risk reduction through quantification of risk and implementation of preventative programs. The document is divided into four chapters: chapters 1 and 2 are aimed at policy makers with information on why and how to invest in measures that strengthen the understanding of urban risk. Chapters 3 and 4 are aimed at practitioners, and provide details on the conceptual approach, components, uses, and monitoring requirements related to the Urban Risk Assessment framework.

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Topics: Economic and Development Planning, Urban, Risk Reduction/Management, Governance – Territorial and Local

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2011

Language: English