Making Cities Resilient: From awareness to implementation

Helena Molin Valdes, Dilanthi Amaratunga, Richard Haigh

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– The purpose of this paper is to provide an update of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) campaign on Making Cities Resilient.

– An opinion piece written by the Director a.i. of UNISDR and the Editors of the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment.

– The campaign will continue and the focus will shift to more implementation support, city‐to‐city learning and cooperation, local action planning and monitoring of progress in cities.

– Continued advocacy will seek to commit more cities and increase the support by national governments to support city resilience and local capacities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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