This technical report summarizes the key emerging highlights from the “Cities of the Future: Pathways to a Resilient African City Beyond COVID-19” seminar under the Cities and Resilience theme that was held on 3rd September 2020.
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That the twenty-first century would be marked by complex challenges has been a long-accepted fact. The catastrophic impacts brought by the COVID-19 global pandemic have however crystallized the nature of such challenges.
Una práctica común en los sectores urbano – marginales y rurales de nuestro país y específicamente de la ciudad de Quito en cuanto a la provisión de servicios básicos, consiste en implementar medidas sustitutivas que les permitan adecuar sus viviendas con las condiciones mínimas de habitabilidad.
Disasters and their associated risks have continued to evolve in complexity, forms, frequencies, and severity.
Global policy frameworks, such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, increasingly advocate for multi-hazard approaches across different spatial scales.
In this paper, we discuss the dynamic nature of risk through the lens of multi-hazard relationships and scenarios. Disaster risk is commonly expressed as (Risk = Hazard × Exposure × Vulnerability).
Istanbul is a major global urban centre. With city expansion expected to continue over the next few decades there is a real opportunity for urban growth that incorporates disaster risk reduction (DRR).