Reality Check Workshops Preview: Resilience in Da Nang, Can Tho and Bangkok

Impacts from climate change are already being experienced worldwide and are only projected to continue: extreme weather events with higher frequency and intensity, higher precipitation in some areas, drought in other areas, rising sea level and more. Cities are often at the most risk to impacts of climate change due to their frequently coastal locations 

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Building Resilience in Informal Settlements

Building resilience in cities should enhance the quality of life for all residents. Yet resilience planning, like urban development, has previously excluded an entire subset of urban dwellers: those living in informal settlements. In reality, the residents of informal settlements should be central to strengthening local resilience; they represent a significant portion of the global 

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Mayor Sumptoh Ulrich Calls for Action for Vanuatu at World Congress

Sumptoh Ulrich – the Mayor of Port Vila City Council, Vanuatu – made a call for action in response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam. Cyclone Pam is regarded as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Vanuatu. 166,000 people were directly or indirectly affected by the storm, and 96% of 

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