This periodical covers cities' and local governments' efforts to protect their cities and make them safer and productive places to live and work. With more that half of the world's population living in urban areas, building resilience to natural hazards has become a pressing challenge that cannot be ignored. Recognition of the inextricable links among disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development reveals the critical challenges that still remain. This periodical covers the various ways in which UNISDR and its global partners tackle these challenges.
Human Settlements and Urban Issues