# Cities

A planet remade? How solar geoengineering may deliberately change (y)our climate – and how we understand risk

   A planet remade? How solar geoengineering may deliberately change (y)our climate – and how we understand risk Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 16:00 to 16:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre We are entering the era of climate change consequences. Regional and local impacts are becoming more manifest. An increasingly feasible technological option that…

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From black swans to boiling frogs: How to understand risk, visualize risk scenarios, and build agency for early action

   From black swans to boiling frogs: How to understand risk, visualize risk scenarios, and build agency for early action Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: NASA and Earth Observatory of Singapore A myriad of risks exist, but it is our understanding and action in regard to these events that often lead to…

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Crossroads: Managing intersecting risks of conflict, violence, disasters and climate change

   Crossroads: Managing intersecting risks of conflict, violence, disasters and climate change Wednesday Dec 02, UTC 16:00 to 16:55 Organizer: GIZ, UNDP, ODI, IFRC, ICRC, EU In many countries of AFR, MENA and EAP, communities are affected by both natural hazards, the impacts of climate change and protracted crisis associated with fragility, conflict and violence…

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Evaluating COVID-19 transmission in cities: The COVID-19 City Disaster Vulnerability Index

   Evaluating COVID-19 transmission in cities: The COVID-19 City Disaster Vulnerability Index Wednesday Dec 02, UTC 16:00 to 16:55 Organizer: World Bank Most governments around the world continue to grapple with containing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and determining appropriate measures to keep economies running with minimum costs to health systems and livelihoods. As…

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Multiform flood risk in a complex future flooded world: Earth observation and complex systems for compound risk assessment

   Multiform flood risk in a complex future flooded world: Earth observation and complex systems for compound risk assessment Wednesday Dec 02, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: The World Bank Group Risk, and particularly flood risk, can be seen as the resultant of different forces acting on a complex system. Well-accepted and diffused frameworks describe…

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Early warning for early action: Toward more behaviorally-informed early warning systems

   Early warning for early action: Toward more behaviorally-informed early warning systems Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: Food for the Hungry Early warning systems (EWSs) have traditionally focused on collecting and analyzing hazard data to produce warning messages that help inform government and other “official” stakeholders of impending disasters and when, where,…

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Recalibrating approaches towards urban resilience investments: System thinking and prioritization methods for decision making

   Recalibrating approaches towards urban resilience investments: System thinking and prioritization methods for decision making Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: The World Bank This community session event is open to all particularly to engineers, researchers, managers and decision makers that deal with urban resiliency. While some of the methods introduced during this…

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Breaking the silos: From single to comprehensive multi-hazard risk frameworks

   Breaking the silos: From single to comprehensive multi-hazard risk frameworks Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 10:00 to 11:55 Organizer: Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam; Philippines Red Cross, German Red Cross and 510, an initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross; Deltares; Marsh & McLennan Advantage, Singapore; UN MGCY The conventional multi-hazard framework is still…

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Resilience Academy as a sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in Africa

   Resilience Academy as a sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in Africa Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 12:55 Organizer: University of Turku – Finland, Ardhi University – Dar es Salaam, Sokoine University of Agriculture – Zanzibar, University of Dar es Salaam – Dar es Salaam, State University of Zanzibar – Morogoro, World…

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Reshaping a resilient future in response to COVID-19

   Reshaping a resilient future in response to COVID-19 Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 11:55 Organizer: Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), World Resources Institute (WRI), International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Complex Systems in Transition (CST) *this session is part of the…

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Disruptive Tech for Africa: tracking the latest urbanization trends with local validation

   Disruptive Tech for Africa: tracking the latest urbanization trends with local validation Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: University of Twente, DLR, MindEarth, Ardhi University / Resilience Academy African cities are challenged by rapid uncontrolled urbanization. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s fastest urbanizing regions. Urban areas were home 472 million…

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Developing a policy framework for investment in disaster resilience

   Developing a policy framework for investment in disaster resilience Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 04:00 to 04:55 Organizer: Deloitte Access Economics Deloitte Access Economics has explored the costs of natural disasters and associated policy implications in Australia since 2013. Our research advocates for practical solutions to increase resilience, such as incorporating resilience into investment decisions…

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Tsunami of New Dreams: Filming survival

   Tsunami of New Dreams: Filming survivals Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: art-science-media.com, ICAIOS International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies, Prince Sultan University The producers and film director discuss the process of crafting a story of disaster recovery, future preparedness, and a unique example of stakeholder collaboration. This new documentary…

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Forming radical collaborations to address climate and disaster risk: The Understanding Risk Field Lab

   Forming radical collaborations to address climate and disaster risk: The Understanding Risk Field Lab Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: Co-Risk Labs, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Arup, University of Toronto As an all-of-society challenge, addressing climate and disaster risk issues will require diverse participation and collaboration across boundaries of all sorts, whether…

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Geo-powering Cities for Resilience

     Geo-powering Cities for Resilience Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 03:55 Organizer: World Bank’s City Planning Labs The urban data revolution has already started. Over the last decade, cities have been offered unprecedented opportunities to mobilize geospatial data to enhance livability and reduce vulnerability through risk-informed decision making. Data is helping cities prioritize…

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Virtual site visit: Green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for urban flood resilience in Singapore

   Virtual site visit: Green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for urban flood resilience in Singapore Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 04:00 to 04:55 Organizer: World Bank – Urban, Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Resilience, and Land GP; World Bank – Urban Floods Community of Practice (UFCOP); Public Utilities Board (PUB) Singapore; National University of Singapore (NUS) This…

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Earthquake disaster preparedness through public engagement

   Earthquake disaster preparedness through public engagement Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: Miyamoto International in collaboration with the University of Tokyo (Disaster Management Training Center) If you cannot imagine it, you cannot prepare for it. Using the disaster imagination tool developed by distinguished Professor Meguro at the University of Tokyo, a leading…

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