Urban Profiling For Better Responses To Humanitarian Crises

The purpose of this research is to provide urban crisis responders with greater clarity about the concept of urban profiling by identifying key elements as well as lessons and examples from practice. In essence, this knowledge product is intended to contribute to improving the alignment of efforts by the many actors involved in crisis response, including but not limited to local governments, civil society groups, humanitarian and development actors, built environment professionals and academics, among others.The audience for this research is those preparing for and responding to crises that affect towns and cities, including crises that are naturally triggered or human induced, sudden or slow onset, or protracted in nature. The research is also intended to inform the main constituencies within the Alliance, including local governments, civil society groups, humanitarian and development actors, built environment professionals and academics, among others.