Editorial. Risk-Based, Pro-Poor Urban Design and Planning for Tomorrow’s Cities

Carmine Galasso, John Mccloskey, Mark Pelling, Max Hope, Chris Bean, Gemma Cremen, Ramesh Guragain, Ufuk Hancilar, Jonathan Menoscal, Keziah Mwang’a, Jeremy Phillips, David Rush, Hugh Sinclair

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Tomorrow’s Cities is the £20m United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) Urban Disaster Risk Hub. The Hub aims to support the delivery of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and priorities 1 to 3 of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030. We work in four cities: Istanbul, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Quito. We collaborate with local, national, and global organisations to strengthen disaster risk governance by undertaking integrated, multi-scale, and multi-disciplinary research to better understand natural multi-hazard risks and their drivers. Ongoing rapid urbanisation and urban expansion provide a time-limited opportunity to reduce disaster risk for the marginalised and most vulnerable in tomorrow’s cities. We aim to catalyse and support a transition from crisis management to pro-poor, multihazard risk-informed urban planning and people-centred decision-making in expanding cities worldwide. Tomorrow’s Cities is a fully-functioning, fully-funded international collaboration of communities, governance organisations, researchers, and risk professionals. We are developing our Phase 2 programme planned for 2021-24, which will build on the Phase 1 research and partnerships forged since our inception in early 2019. We seek global partners to co-produce and implement a new approach to risk reduction, through risksensitive design of tomorrow’s cities.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102158
JournalInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Early online date9 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2021


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