All posts tagged "resilience"

  • Climate diplomacy and urban resilience on the table in Myanmar

    Yangon, 10 September, 2014- A landmark dialogue took place in early September in Yangon, Myanmar to enhance discussions between European and Asian partners on climate change and urban resilience. The aim of the Euro-Asia Dialogue organised by...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • Governments of Philippines and Japan join hands with UN-Habitat to help Typhoon Haiyan victims

    Roxas City, 18 August 2014: The governments of Philippines and Japan have joined hands with UN-Habitat to offer help to those who suffered unmitigated losses from Typhoon Haiyan. Two weeks ago saw the launch the Post-Yolanda Support...

    • Posted August 18, 2014
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  • Women in Post-Conflict Settlement Planning

    Ten principles can be followed to produce the sort of equal post-conflict settlement planning that can help to build communities that have a better basis of becoming peaceful and sustainable.

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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  • Global cities come together on city resilience profiling

    Barcelona, 12 July 2014: The first meeting of UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) took place earlier this month with four member cities meeting in Spain. The Programme brought together representatives from Beirut, Concepción-Talcahuano, Wellington, and the...

    • Posted July 15, 2014
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  • From Agropolis to Ecopolis – heading towards regenerative cities – Stefan Schurig, World Future Council

    In this lecture, Stefan Schurig (World Future Council) talks about the vision of regenerative cities as the greening of the urban environment and the protection of nature from urban expansion, and above all else, about the greening...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Fostering resilience through community based innovation – Mary Rowe, Municipal Art Society of New York

    Based on her work experience in post-Katrina New Orleans and post-Sandy New York City, the Municipal Art Society of New York’s Director of Urban Resilience and Livability, Mary Rowe, discusses the role of self-organization and granular innovation...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Citizen roles in resilient cities – Ron Dembo, Zerofootprint

    This lecture focuses on the role of citizens in developing cities, and shows that without the right behaviour and an engaged population even with the best infrastructure, cities will not be resilient. Ron Dembo explains how software,...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Resilience

    Many urban residents are highly vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquakes, storm surges and tsunamis. Read more about the current and future challenges and the ways to improve the resilience of our cities.

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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  • Shelter Projects 2011-2012

    This book contains summaries of shelter projects that have been implemented in response to conflicts, complex emergencies, and natural disasters from different parts of the world. The projects highlight issues such as rental support, settlement, site planning...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Shelter Projects 2010

    By the end of 2010, over 43 million people worldwide had been forcibly displaced due to conflict and persecution. In addition, during 2010, over 400 natural disasters were reported killing over 300,000 people and affecting more than...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Shelter projects 2009

    By the end of 2009, over 43 million people worldwide had been forcibly displaced due to conflict and persecution. In addition, during 2009, 335 reported natural disasters killed over 10,000 people and affected more than 119 million...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • New Hospital Design , Book 1

    UN-Habitat ROAP in partnership with UNISDR Asia Pacific Secretariat developed a Tool Kit to assess the safety of critical infrastructure, focusing on schools and hospitals in South Asia.

    • Posted June 17, 2012
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  • New School Design, Book 1

    UN-Habitat ROAP in partnership with UNISDR Asia Pacific Secretariat developed a Tool Kit to assess the safety of critical infrastructure, focusing on schools and hospitals in South Asia.

    • Posted June 17, 2012
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  • RetroMaintenance of Hospitals , Book 2

    UN-Habitat ROAP in partnership with UNISDR Asia Pacific Secretariat developed a Tool Kit to assess the safety of critical infrastructure, focusing on schools and hospitals in South Asia.

    • Posted June 17, 2012
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  • RetroMaintenance of schools , Book 2

    UN-Habitat ROAP in partnership with UNISDR Asia Pacific Secretariat developed a Tool Kit to assess the safety of critical infrastructure, focusing on schools and hospitals in South Asia.

    • Posted June 17, 2012
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