# Cities

Building Climate resilience practices into City Planning – A Vietnamese Case study

   Tuesday, December 1: 11.30 – 13.00 Building climate resilience practices into city planning – A Vietnamese case study Citrine 211 identify · Cities · Data · risk assessment · flood · tropical cyclone-hurricane-typhoon · drought Scientific studies demonstrate that climate change and its effects are likely to intensify over the coming decades. Between 1998…

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Doing drainage differently: Tackling urban flooding in the future mega-city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

   Monday, November 30: 09.00 – 10.30 Doing drainage differently: Tackling urban flooding in the future mega-city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tourmaline 207 identify · Emerging technologies · risk assessment · data · earth observations Every year floods in the Msimbazi River Valley in Dar es Salaam result in deaths and millions of dollars…

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Fire resilience and the urbanising margins

   Tuesday, December 1: 14.00 – 15.30 Fire resilience and the urbanising margins Peridot 205 Organizer: University of Edinburgh UR2020 Quick Links Home / Registration FAQs UR Collaboration Travel Preliminary Agenda Main Conference topics Focus day tags Identify Communicate Use AI / Machine learning Data Cities Emerging technologies Risk communication Risk assessment Infrastructure Youth and…

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Increasing disaster resilience in Asia-Pacific cities through science and technology

   Monday, November 30: 09.00 – 10.30 Increasing disaster resilience in Asia-Pacific cities through science and technology Opal 101 identify · use · Infrastructure · Emerging technologies · cities Digitisation offers new opportunities for science to analyse the complexity of urban environments and stimulates the development of new or disruptive technologies. Such technologies can support…

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Resilience Academy: A sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in Africa

Urbanisation challenges Africa’s young labour force, which needs to be skilled to solve problems caused by unplanned urbanisation. This is a major opportunity for African universities. Young, graduated experts need to be able to steer urbanisation to sustainable trajectories with digital skills and innovative uses of geospatial data and technologies for urban transformation. The Resilience…

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

As an all-of-society challenge, addressing climate and disaster risk issues will require diverse participation and collaboration across boundaries of all sorts, whether they be disciplinary, national, professional, cultural, age, etc.
Yet forming effective collaborations across these diverse boundaries is difficult and rare. With the support of the Understanding Risk community and World Bank Disaster Risk…

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It takes a village: Digital skills to improve urban resilience in Africa

Community engagement has become a mainstay for urban planning and disaster risk management. It takes diverse forms, from consultation with female neighborhood leaders, to partnering with universities for data collection and analysis, to local businesses and entrepreneurs bringing innovation into government and humanitarian work.What do we need to do to push the envelope further?

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