Resilience and Risks Mitigation Strategies

ACTIVITIES & INITIATIVES

 

 

ACTIVITIES & INITIATIVES

  •  Co-organizing Track 19 Resilient and Sustainable Territories at the annual conference in Lisbon, 2017
  • Roundtable Vulnerability Analysis in Planning Education, AESOP conference, Lisbon 2017

PAST ACTIVITIES (most recent first)

  • Online survey of planning schools on education for disaster risk reduction launched in 2016.
  • Co-organise a track on Climate Change, Resource Management, Sustainability & Environmental Justice.at World Planning Schools Conference (WPSC), Rio de Janeiro, 2016
  • Plenary session on planning educaton for disaster risk reduction at WPSC, 2016.
  • Roundtable on planning education for disaster risk reduction at Prague annual conference 2015 with support of UNISDR.
  • Special workshop on European Best Practices in RRMS for UNISDR – to be organized by Cassidy Johnson, DPU. London (tbd – possibly March 2014)
  • Prepare proposal for a Marie Curie Initial Training Network related to RRMS
  • Organise a roundtable at AESOP Congress, Delft/Utrecht The Netherlands
  • Organise thematic group meeting at AESOP Congress, Delft/Utrecht The Netherlands
  • open a debate among members for the development and the definition of a "shared glossary” on the concepts related to resilience and risk mitigation  (activity to be proposed during the 2014 AESOP Congress in Delft/Utrecht)
  • Upgrade communication infrastructure for RRMS (AESOP website, Linkedin, Facebook etc.)

 

Annual report of AESOP Resilience and Risks Management Strategies Thematic Group

Annual report 2012

Reminder: Launch "Climate Action in Planning Education and Practice" (28th June, at 11.30 am UK / 12.30 pm EU)

Published at: 21 June 2021

Our team of AESOP Resilience and Risks Mitigation Strategies thematic group, working on the ‘Climate Action in Planning Education and Practice’ project, are looking for members of the AESOP Young Academics (YA) network to collaborate with us on an online survey and review of higher education programmes delivered by Planning Schools in European countries (plus Turkey) listed on the AESOP "members directory" website. The results will be presented in the upcoming World Urban Campaign ‘Urban Thinkers Campus’ on this topic in November 2021 and a potential journal publication.

If you are interested in collaborating in our project please join us on 28th of June at 11.30 am UK / 12.30 pm EU, on Zoom link: https://ucl.zoom.us/j/93893438285,
Meeting ID: 938 9343 8285




IRDR Humanitarian Summit 2021: Interrogating changing risks (16 June 2021, 10:00 am–4:00 pm)

Published at: 15 June 2021

The UCL Humanitarian Summit will debate and discuss how climate change, conflict and other global phenomena are shaping both the humanitarian sector and humanitarian studies as a field of research and teaching, and vice versa. Coming a few months ahead of COP26, the Humanitarian Summit will also discuss how feminist perspectives in particular might contribute to challenges and solutions.
Event is open to all and is free of cost. Formore details follow the link:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/risk-disaster-reduction/events/2021/jun/irdr-humanitarian-summit-2021-interrogating-changing-risks

Join SDI at the 15th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA15)- 15th to 17th June

Published at: 14 June 2021

CBA15 brings together practitioners, grassroots representatives, local and national government planners, policymakers and donors working at all levels and scales to discuss how we can drive ambition for a climate-resilient future.It is a space to explore the importance and urgency of locally led adaptation and address this pivotal moment in climate action. Follow the link for registration and more details:
https://cba15.iied.org/atrium

Rethinking Urban Risk and Resettlement in the Global South

Published at: 10 June 2021

An open access book on environmental changes that have significant impacts on people’s lives and livelihoods, particularly the urban poor and those living in informal settlements. This book is an outcome of collaboration between the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at UCL, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements and the Latin American Social Science Faculty.

Edited by Cassidy Johnson, Garima Jain, and Allan Lavell

Book pdf link: https://bit.ly/3gqwv7B

Climate Action in Planning Education and Practice: Information Session and open call

Published at: 31 May 2021


AESOP’s Resilience and Risks Mitigation Strategies thematic group  are looking for members of the AESOP Young Academics (YA) network to collaborate on the ‘Climate Action in Planning Education and Practice’ project. This project is  will contribute to a World Urban Campaign ‘Urban Thinkers Campus’ on this topic in November 2021. To learn more about the project, join us on an informative  zoom session on 1st June at 11am UK time/12pm European time.

Zoom link: https://ucl.zoom.us/j/99287186029?pwd=SUVDcHl1Q29GU2ZqK0ZCM0R1bmRrdz09
Meeting ID: 992 8718 6029
Passcode: 696566

Governing the Pandemic: The Politics of Navigating a Mega-Crisis

Published at: 25 May 2021

Authors: Arjen Boin, Allan McConnell, Paul ‘t Hart. 

An open access book that offers unique insights into how governments and governing systems, particularly in advanced economies, have responded to the immense challenges of managing the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing disease COVID-19.

Book link: https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/48725

Science for disaster risk management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow

Published at: 12 April 2021

Tackling the impacts on assets at risk, dealling with hazards of different natures, establishing links existing between hazards and vulnerabilities to support robust and effective action, a report on "Science for disaster risk management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow", presents solutions and approaches, describes several examples and cases, showing what the DRM community has learned from disastrous events while pointing out where the gaps in our knowledge are. Report is produced by European Commission Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre.


Report link: https://drmkc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Knowledge/Science-for-DRM/Science-for-Disaster-Risk-Management-2020

Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning from UN HABITAT

Published at: 11 December 2017

Recently UN-HABITAT and some of its partners have collaborated to produce a set of guidlines for national and local authorities who are striving to make cities more climate resilient. Details cane found via this link:
https://unhabitat.org/the-guiding-principles/

New UNISDR Guidebooks released

Published at: 15 June 2017


UNISDR has recently released consultative versions of three new guidebooks related to disaster risk reduction, including one specifically focussed on Land Use and Urban Planning. RRMS member, Dr. Cassidy Johnson, Development Planning Unit, UCL UK, has been instrumental in the preparation of these guidelines.