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3 Ways How Urban Planning Can Help Reduce Disaster Risks

Good urban planning removes exposure, decreases vulnerability, and increases capacity against hazards.

Good urban planning removes exposure, decreases vulnerability, and increases capacity against hazards.

On May 2022, I spoke at a talk of the Caraga State University entitled “๐™’๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™: ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™–๐™œ๐™– ๐™๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ฎ & ๐™๐™š๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™‘๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™–๐™—๐™ž๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ.”

I highlighted avenues how good urban planning can help reduce disaster risks.

  • Urban planning helps identify hazardous areas. (Removing exposure)
  • Urban planning helps prioritize places and groups. (Reducing vulnerability)
  • Urban planning helps strengthen populations against hazards (Increasing capacity)

The talk was in light of the impacts of Typhoon Odette to the Philippines.

Watch my talk in the video (starting 01:12:15)

Here are my slides:

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