An umbrella for rainy days
The cities of today face the challenge of protecting their populations from extreme weather and climate change effects. Many cities of the future will only be larger, denser, and more exposed to natural hazards. What can we do to protect them? To manage and reduce their vulnerability and increase their resilience? Resilient urban planning requires strategic investment and precise spatial information about a city. Innovations in earth observation and geospatial analysis allow planners to gain new insights into current and future risk. With the right knowledge, we can get ahead of future vulnerability.This interactive session is meant for a wide audience, working side-by-side with governments in a future urban risk scenario. Map Your City’s Future is a serious game which guides planners toward open and resilient strategies for managing and reducing disaster risk. Working in teams, you will use the resources available to you to develop effective disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation plans for select cities. Since data is only useful if you know how to interpret it, this session will teach you how to combine geospatial data layers to create a clear picture of your city’s vulnerability, to give you insights into the difficult process of budgeting and building the capacity for resilient urban planning. In this workshop, you will:learn how open data principles can help cities improve their resilience;learn how the intersection of multiple informative layers can provide insights about risks and resilience in a city; and,apply a cross-sectoral perspective on urbanization and socioeconomic risk to prioritize investments in a city.This workshop is jointly hosted by the World Bank’s Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) and City Resilience Program (CRP) and features maps and speakers specializing in Earth observation.
Organizer: World Bank, Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI)