Category: Community Resilience

Sustainable tourism: a new International Standard for accommodation providers

New international guidance for accommodation facilities to help them improve their impact has just been published.

Here are four innovative urban projects underway in Paris

There is an urgency to promote civic innovation in Paris. Income, wealth and opportunity divides run deep in the region.

Japan to test disaster warning system for Asia-Pacific region using satellite

The system could be particularly effective in encouraging evacuation and managing relief activities in remote areas such as small islands and mountainous regions

Our work in 2018 – 100 Resilient Cities

The urban resilience movement is growing and gaining steam in cities around the world.

Resilience in 2019 will be much broader than preparedness

Resilience goes beyond your traditional emergency management and preparedness: it extends to community capacity building, health, cyber security, business continuity and critical infrastructure.

86,000 Kerala youngsters join youth volunteer force to tackle natural disasters

Anyone in the age group of 15 to 30 can join the Kerala Voluntary Youth Action Force, which will be launched on December 19.

Resilient Animals – How wildlife bounced back after Civil War

A generation after civil war, more than 100,000 large animals populate Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, a rare spot of good news.

Calgary, Alberta unveils 4 new smart city initiatives

The City of Calgary unveiled four new smart city initiatives designed to improve air quality, disabled services, climate and speed of play on its golf courses.

London’s smart city plans embrace growing security infrastructure

Why Smart cities are the next great advance in the fight against terrorism.

London looks to New York and Paris for advice on resilience in wake of Brexit

London is looking to the likes of New York and Paris to help it tackle the challenges of Brexit, population growth and infrastructure needs by sharing advice and ideas with 100 other cities.

Making our world accessible with ISO standards

From signage in the street to the construction of buildings, ISO standards help manufacturers, service providers, designers and policy makers create products and services that meet the accessibility needs of every person.

How kids can help design cities

Adults tend to think of kids as "future citizens" -- their ideas and opinions will matter someday, just not today.

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