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This paper overviews the Chinese urbanization process, especially in light of the national new-urbanization plan released by the Chinese government in 2014. Over the past three decades, the economic opportunities in urban centers of China have accelerated the urbanization process, mainly as a consequence of rural to urban migrations. The new urbanizatio…
This review aims at developing a common action plan that would facilitate public-private partnerships (PPP) for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in East Asia, based on an evaluation of PPP case studies and consultations with stakeholders. Its outputs include: (i) a report of the current state of PPPs for DRR in East Asia including a list of companies and…
This review addresses the catastrophic Wenchuan Earthquake of 12 May 2008 with the objectives of: (i) strengthening operational recovery procedures with regard to the integration of disaster risk reduction; (ii) defining lessons learned and good practices for integrating disaster mitigation in post disaster operations; and (iii) informing the transition…
This report asserts that the more widespread integration of science into disaster risk reduction policy making will depend on science being ‘useful, useable and used’. The case studies in the report describe specific examples of scientific learning being employed to enhance disaster risk reduction, providing evidence that science is useable for disaster…
The policy brief informs local policymakers about the current trends and activities taking place in selected cities that have signed up to the Making Cities Resilient Campaign since 2010. The Summary draws largely on the findings of the Making Cities Resilient Report 2012, as well as interviews and information local governments have self-reported to the…