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How urban planning can contribute to resilience and disaster risk reduction


“Perfect thermal storm” caused 2016 Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching Source:

Adult education – a tool for risk resilience in Serbia?

The Republic of Serbia has been faced with visible impacts of climate change in recent years. As a consequence of the floods that hit Serbia and the neighboring Western Balkan countries in 2014, many people faced serious challenges, such as loss of family members, material damage or necessity to leave their houses and find temporary shelter.  These events have resulted…


How urban planning can contribute to resilience and disaster risk reduction

Vulnerability and exposure to disasters is increasing as more people and assets locate in areas of high risk. Since 1970, the world’s population has grown by 87 per cent. During the same time, the proportion of people living in flood-prone river basins increased by 114 per cent and on cyclone-exposed coastlines by 192 per cent. More than half of the world’s large cities, with populations ranging from 2 to 15 million, are located in areas of high earthquake risk. In addition to disaster vulnerability, the main drivers of risk are poorly planned…


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