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 “𝙒𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙁𝙤𝙧𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙: 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙖 𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝘽𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙮 & 𝙍𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙑𝙪𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮.”
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 original talk in the video (starting 01:12:15)