Building climate and disaster resilience into city planning and management processes

This paper presents an integrated analytic framework for tackling climate change through mainstreaming disaster risk management into overall development planning in urban areas. It discusses the ongoing application of the œClimate Resilient Cities? framework in East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

This initial empirical experience points to the importance of having the following aspects in place for sustainable programs of resilience: information and sensitization; leadership and institutional coordination; stakeholder consultation and ownership; and incentive structures for political agents to absorb costs now for benefits that will be realized later.