Resilience and the Fragile City: Reducing Vulnerability to Complex Urban Crises

de Boer, John (2015). Resilience and the Fragile City: Reducing Vulnerability to Complex Urban Crises. United Nations University Centre for Policy Research.

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    Author de Boer, John
    Title Resilience and the Fragile City: Reducing Vulnerability to Complex Urban Crises
    Publication Date 2015-03
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher United Nations University Centre for Policy Research
    Pages 6
    Language eng
    Abstract Humanitarian, security, and development actors are witnessing two distinct but intertwined trends that will have a dramatic impact on their operations. The first relates to the fact that the locus of global poverty and vulnerability to disaster are increasingly concentrated in fragile and conflict affected states. The second trend is associated with the notion that the world has entered a period of unprecedented urbanization. For the first time in history, more people live inside urban centres than outside of them. As the world continues to urbanize, global emergencies will increasingly be concentrated in cities, particularly in lower income and fragile countries where the pace of urbanization is fastest. Yet, despite the growing risks facing urban populations living in fragile and conflict affected countries, there is very little understanding of what can be done to reduce the risks posed to these cities and their populations.
    UNBIS Thesaurus CONFLICT
    URBAN CRIME
    URBAN POVERTY
    DISPLACED PERSONS
    NATURAL DISASTERS
    URBANIZATION
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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