Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) Urban
Disaster Risk Hub. The Hub aims to support the delivery of the United
Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and priorities 1 to 3 of the
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015–2030 .
We work in four cities: Istanbul, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Quito. We
collaborate with local, national, and global organisations to strengthen
disaster risk governance by undertaking integrated, multi-scale, and
multi-disciplinary research to better understand natural multi-hazard
risks and their drivers.
Ongoing rapid urbanisation and urban expansion provide a timelimited
opportunity to reduce disaster risk for the marginalised and
most vulnerable in tomorrow’s cities . We aim to catalyse and support
a transition from crisis management to pro-poor, multi-hazard
risk-informed urban planning and people-centred decision-making in
expanding cities worldwide.
Tomorrow’s Cities is a fully-functioning, fully-funded international
collaboration of communities, governance organisations, researchers,
and risk professionals. We are developing our Phase 2 programme
planned for 2021–24, which will build on the Phase 1 research and
partnerships forged since our inception in early 2019. We seek global
partners to co-produce and implement a new approach to risk reduction,
through risk-sensitive design of tomorrow’s cities.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 24 Feb 2021|