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Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk

Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). September 2012
  • The aim of this report is to provide a global snapshot of local-level resilience building activities and identify trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction, using the Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient developed by the Making Cities Resilient Campaign as a framework. This report also analyses the factors that enable urban disaster risk reduction activities, including how the Campaign has helped improve local knowledge of disaster risk and support capacity building. The report is divided into five chapters, featuring a combination of analysis of cities' resilience activities and short stories from cities on good practice in urban disaster risk reduction. Chapters one and two draw conclusions on the core building blocks and enabling factors for urban resilience and the Campaign's role in driving disaster risk reduction awareness and action. Chapter three identifies key trends in resilience building at local level. Chapter four reviews cities' activities against the Ten Essentials developed by the Campaign. In a look toward the future, Chapter five proposes ideas to measure cities' progress and performance as they embark on a path toward strengthening their resilience to natural hazards and more extreme climatic events.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands, Bonn, Bhubaneswar, Cebu, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Quito, Johannesburg, Kathmandu, Makati City, Overstrand, San Francisco, Santa Tecla, Siquirres, Valle de Itata, Venice
  • Main themes: Communication, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Infrastructure, Public policy, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Utility services, Water quality
  • Main target audience: Advocacy campaigns coordinators, Local governments, National administrations, Policy makers, Service providers, Utility managers
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  • Type of resource: Advocacy guide, Assessment report, Glossary, Good practices
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Published in 2015