Urban Risk & Planning

This policy brief explores challenges faced in urban disaster resilience. The world’s population passed eight billion in late 2022, with much of the increase concentrated in ever-expanding urban areas.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Pudahuel (Chile) es primera ciudad en aplicar herramienta de inclusión de personas con discapacidad desarrollada por UNDRR y ONGs
The application of the tool was conducted through a workshop facilitated by UNDRR under the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
UNDP flood recovery programme Pakistan
The theatre of action and opportunity for solutions in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals has ‘gravitated towards urban centres’. Many of these solutions will be through policymakers and their partners adopting more ‘systems-based’ approaches
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters

Intensive disaster risk

The risk of high-severity, mid- to low-frequency disasters, mainly associated with major hazards.

Annotation: Intensive disaster risk is mainly a characteristic of large cities or densely populated areas that are not only exposed to intense hazards such as strong earthquakes, active volcanoes, heavy floods, tsunamis or major storms but also have high levels of vulnerability to these hazards.

Editors Comments
Sarah Wade-Apicella - added missing double quote at end - 25Sep15
Author Name
Sarah Landelle
Among the MCR2030 success stories of 2022 are numerous cities like Kulhuffushi City in the Maldives and Ormoc and Baguio City in the Philippines that are currently developing local disaster risk reduction (DRR) plans.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific