Chap. 6 Urban Issues

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Chapter Summary


This chapter describes issues unique to urban areas, including the factors affecting flooding, the impacts of climate, urban flood governance, community engagement, and considerations for urban coastal areas.

Topics covered include:

Additional Resources


World Bank, Cities and Flooding: A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century, 2012.

Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM), Urban Flood Management in a Changing Climate, 2012.

ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee, Guidelines on Urban Flood Risk Management, 2013.

World Bank and Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters, 2010, http://www.preventionweb.net/files/12229_gfdrr.pdf.

UN-Habitat, Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Planning: A Guide for Municipalities, 2007, http://unhabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/A-guide-for-Municipalities-Inclusive-and-Sustainable-Urban-Development-Planning-Volume-1.pdf.

UN-Habitat, Planning for Climate Change: A Strategic, Values-based Approach for Urban Planners, 2014.

Practical Action, Participatory Urban Planning Toolkit Based on the Kitale Experience, 2008.
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