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Framework for City Climate Risk Assessment
Estimation of spatially and temporally disaggregated climate risks is a prerequisite for crafting climate change responses in cities. This interdisciplinary research reviews current literature and practices, identifies knowledge gaps, and defines future research directions for creating a risk‐based climate change adaptation framework for cities. The focus is on cities in developing economies. The framework unpacks risk into three vectors—hazards, vulnerabilities, and adaptive capacity. The framework was developed and tested in: Buenos Aires, Delhi, Lagos, and New York. The focus is on articulating differential impacts on poor and non‐poor urban residents as well as sectorally disaggregating implications for infrastructure and social well‐being, including health. Additionally, a programmatic response is articulated with a four‐track approach to risk assessment and adaptation mechanisms that leverages existing and planned investments in cities.
Uploaded by shagunmehrotra on 06/14/2009
Digital publication details: 84 pages.

Urban Risk Assessments: Understanding Disaster and Climate Risk in Cities
This book presents a framework, the Urban Risk Assessment, for assessing disaster and climate risk in cities which is intended to assist in decision-making, urban planning, and designing risk management programs. The approach seeks to strengthen coherence and consensus within and across cities in understanding and planning for risk from natural disasters and climate change. The target audience for this book includes policy makers, urban practitioners and technical staff, and international organizations.
Uploaded by on 06/27/2012
Digital publication details: 275 pages.

2011 University of Virginia Sustainability Assessment
The 2011 UVA Sustainability Assessment presents a comprehensive look at the University's progress towards sustainability. The Assessment reports on major sustainability actions that have occured in the last five years and identifies opportunities to further enhance sustainability at UVA.
Uploaded by assessment on 09/13/2011
Digital publication details: 92 pages.

Improving the Assessment of Disaster Risks to Strengthen Financial Resilience
In 2011, the world witnessed record losses, estimated at up to US$380 billion, from disasters caused by natural hazards. Recent events have shown that no country―rich or poor―is immune to natural hazards. Addressing these rising losses is compelling leaders to develop more active approaches to disaster risk management. For this, countries need access to accurate risk information, to assess and integrate risk into decision-making and development planning. Information about risk is also useful to develop risk financing strategies that allow countries to increase their response capacity after disasters, while protecting their fiscal balance. Responding to a G20 request, this joint Publication by the Government of Mexico and the World Bank brings together the experiences of G20 and developing countries in strengthening financial resilience to protect their populations and assets.
Uploaded by on 06/14/2012
Digital publication details: 296 pages.

Risk Governance Deficits: The most common deficits in risk governance”
A risk governance deficit is a failure in the identification, framing, assessment, management and communication of a risk issue or of how it is being addressed. As such, it can also be understood as a risk governance challenge. Governance deficits are common. They may be found throughout the risk handling process, and limit its effectiveness. They are actual and potential shortcomings and can be remedied or mitigated. The list of risk governance deficits and case studies were developed following a series of expert workshops held in Zurich and Geneva (November 2007, June 2008, November 2008 and June 2009). Participants comprised an international group of experts in risk assessment and management from government, academia, private industry and international organisations.
Uploaded by beathabegger on 10/18/2010
Digital publication details: 92 pages.

2011 URMIA Journal
The URMIA Journal is the association's annual peer reviewed journal, providing members and other stakeholders with detailed articles delving into some of the latest hot topics and emerging trends in higher education risk management. Articles include: "Arming Campus Police: Managing the Risk," "How Health Care Reform Really Affects Student Health Plans," "International Branch Campuses and Unique Risk Considerations," "The Need to Establish a Framework to Manage Sport Clubs," "Enterprise Risk Management in Higher Education," "Getting Ready with UC Ready," "Planning for the Big One: A University’s Earthquake Response," "The Rising Price of Higher Education: The Next Bubble to Pop?," "Deliberately Indifferent: Crafting Equitable and Effective Remedial Processes to Address Campus Sexual Violence," "Campus Threat Assessment and Management Teams: What Risk Managers Need to Know Now," and "2010 URMIA Innovative Risk Management Solutions Award."
Uploaded by urmia on 06/30/2011
Digital publication details: 140 pages.

Risk-Based Tax Audits
The book examines the fundamental principles of risk-based audits, the institutional challenges, and analytical techniques used in risk-based audit strategies. It discusses development of databases and IT infrastructure critical for effective use of risk management techniques.
Uploaded by on 06/13/2011
Digital publication details: 156 pages.

Climate Change Assessment for Maputo, Mozambique
The Maputo Climate Change Assessment is based on the proposed Framework for Urban Climate Risk Assessment developed by the Fifth Urban Research Symposium. The climate risk assessment framework focuses on how cities are affected by climate change as opposed to how they contribute to climate change, and thus adaptation rather than mitigation is highlighted. The framework analyses climate risk from three interconnected vectors – hazards, vulnerability and adaptive capacities. The Maputo summary is based on the report titled “Climate Change Impacts in Urban Areas of Mozambique, A Pilot Initiative in Maputo City: Preliminary Assessment and Proposed Implementation Strategy”, an initial output of the city’s activities under the Cities and Climate Change Initiative.
Uploaded by unhabitat on 07/06/2010
Digital publication details: 26 pages.

Building Urban Resilience
Resilience is the ability of a system, community, or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to, and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner. Resilience in the context of cities translates into a new paradigm for urbanization, and forms base for a new understanding how to manage hazards and urban development. In the next decades, the major driver of the increasing damages and losses from disasters will be the growth of people and assets in harm’s way, especially in urban areas. Often lacking resources, infrastructure, services and the capacity to manage the increase in population, small cities could face heavy losses of life and property due to disasters, unless proactive measures are mainstreamed into governance and planning.
Uploaded by on 03/05/2013
Digital publication details: 210 pages.

Strong, Safe, and Resilient
Disaster risk management is essential in the fight against poverty. Disasters can, in an instant, wipe out decades of hard-fought poverty reduction and development gains and push countless households into poverty. Disasters disproportionally affect the poor: Vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, are at particular risk. East Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-stricken region in the world, suffering from small recurrent as well as rare high-impact events. East Asia is rapidly urbanizing, and cities are becoming disaster hotspots. Unplanned or poorly planned urbanization, which puts more people and assets in harm’s way, is the single largest driver of disaster risk.
Uploaded by on 03/05/2013
Digital publication details: 205 pages.
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