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May 2022
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GPURL Delegation Addresses Urban Resilience and Financing Strategies 
 
Sameh Wahba (Director, Urban, Resilience, Land and Disaster Risk Management Global Practice) and Niels B. Holms-Nielsen (Practice Manager, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery), formed part of the delegation at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (May 23-28) and World Reconstruction Conference (WRC5). Wahba spoke on multiple panels, including Financing Local Investment Through Risk Informed and Bankable Strategies (@15:30) and at the opening ceremony of the WRC5 (@47:00). 

Silver Hues: Building Age-Ready Cities, a recently published global report on age-ready cities, and a dedicated background paper on Japan had a regional launch in Tokyo, on May 30. 

Joined by The Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture, Vice Mayor of Fukuoka City and Deputy Director-General of Japan’s National Institute of Population and Social Security Research (IPSS), the discussion highlighted Japan's experiences on healthy aging, infrastructure renewal, universal design, and climate-smart inclusive public transport.
Gap Fund Shares Perspectives on Climate Finance at I4C Conference 

The Gap Fund gave a presentation at the I4C Conference Workshop "Mobilizing Climate Finance for Cities Workshop" titled: Integrating City Level Climate Plans, Urban Development Plans, National Determined Contributions, and Long Term Climate Strategies (May 26).

The session discussed the critical role of national governments in supporting national and city-level climate policy alignment to reinforce action and provide finance. (Session recording @38:00; registration required).
The Tokyo Development Learning Center, in collaboration with the Inclusive Cities Knowledge Silo Breaker, organized a virtual Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Inclusive Cities and Jobs, from May 23-27. Engaging more than 60 country delegations from Brazil, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Uganda, the TDD focused on one of the most critical questions that city governments are grappling with: how to build competitive cities and facilitate local economic development that creates jobs, particularly for the poor and marginalized. (Recording of Day 3)

Upcoming Events

The Role of Infrastructure in Resilient Growth
 June 22, 2022; 5:00 am-7:00 am

In Case You Missed It:
Recordings of Recent Events

MAY 23-29, 2022
Reconstructing for a sustainable future: Building resilience through recovery in a COVID-19 Transformed World
MAY 23-29, 2022
7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction  
MAY 26, 2022
Mobilizing Climate Finance for Cities: Integrating Urban Development Plans, National Determined Contributions and Long Term Climate Strategies 
(registration required to access all 77 sessions)
MAY 24, 2022
Planning for Public Charging of Electric Vehicles in Cities  

 
MAY 17, 2022
Evidence-based approach to urban forced displacement for durable solutions

 
MAY 17, 2022
Resilient Transport in Small Island Developing States: Actions in Countries

 
MAY 5, 2022
Creating Resilient Cities: The Role of Play in Planning

 
MAY 4, 2022
City-level data on greenhouse gas emissions 

 
MAY 3, 2022
Gender Based Violence in Disaster Risk Management Programs

 
Featured Publications
MAY 31, 2022
Building disaster resilience among the vulnerable
by  Alvina Erman, Rui Su
MAY 24, 2022
Mainstreaming & operationalization of Earth Observation-based information: EO4SD Initiative Lessons
by  Alex Chunet
MAY 23, 2022
Rapid urban growth in flood zones: Trends since 1985
by  Jun Erik Maruyama Rentschler, Paolo Avner, Stephane Hallegatte, Rui Su 
MAY 23, 2022
The case for more effective disaster risk reduction
by  Lauren Kelly, Stephen Hutton
MAY 19, 2022
Nature-based solutions for resilient cities and restoring local biodiversity
by  Brendan Jongman, Ruth Tiffer Sotomayor, Xueman Wang
MAY 18, 2022
Mapping Dar es Salaam’s trees tvia artificial intelligence
by  Nick Jones, Vivien Deparday, Nuala Margaret Cowan
MAY 18, 2022
Air pollution kills – Global analysis of exposure & poverty
by  Jun Erik Rentschler, Nadia Leonova

 
MAY 18, 2022
From report to action: Rapid diagnostics for disaster risk management of health systems
by  Mersedeh Tariverdi, Daniel Clark Thompson, Jun Erik Rentschler, Keiko Sakoda
MAY 16, 2022
Integrated urban development & disaster risk management to combat climate risks in Nigerien cities
by Claudia Soto Orozco, Cecile Arnaud Lorillou
MAY 12, 2022
3D printing: sustainable way to close the global housing gap?
by Luis Triveño, Olivia Nielsen
MAY 2, 2022
Parking & congestion charges: Are we sitting on a gold mine?
by Ellin Ivarsson, Leonardo Canon Rubiano, Bianca Bianchi 

 

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