Enhancing Urban Resilience: Reaching the Most Vulnerable and Promoting Sustainable Development in Cities

25 May 2017
14:00 - 14:55
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Government of Switzerland, IFRC, Medellin Collaboration for Urban Resilience (MCUR), The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
John Leitmann (jleitmann@worldbank.org)
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

When a disaster strikes a city, marginalized and vulnerable communities, especially those living in slums and informal settlements, are usually the most affected. In addition, urban expansion in hazard-prone areas along with climate change make disasters more frequent and intense. Thus, inclusive planning and strengthened risk management become even more important.
This event will showcase urban risk management and resilience-building efforts from a variety of perspectives including local government, humanitarian agencies and development partners. Each of these constituencies will provide examples of how they are responding to the opportunities and challenges of managing risks in an increasingly urbanized world.