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How to Make Cities More Resilient - A Handbook for Local Government Leaders

A contribution to the global campaign 2010-2015, Making Cities Resilient – My City is Getting Ready!

  • Author: UNISDR
  • Publication date: June 2013
  • Page count: 100
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: GV.12.0.1

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ISBN: 9789211014969
ISBN: 9789210553742

About the product

This handbook is designed primarily for local government and policymakers in their disaster risk reduction and resilience activities. It offers practical guidance to understand and take action on the “Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient,” as set out in the global United Nations campaign Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!. The handbook is built on the knowledge and expertise of campaign partners, participating cities and local governments. It responds to the call for better access to information, knowledge, capacities and tools to effectively deal with disaster risk and extreme climate events. It provides an overview of key strategies and actions needed to build resilience to disasters, as part of an overall strategy to achieve sustainable development.