Implementation of the UNISDR World Disaster Reduction Campaign on Making Cities Resilient, Summary of actions by the Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford, UK

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Centre for Disaster Resilience at the University of Salford is an academic partner of the Making Cities Resilient campaign and Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga is an Advisory Panel member of the campaign.

Accordingly, the Centre contributes as a main global partner in the campaign, representing academic, technical and expert institutions, and also contributes toward the overall goal - empower local governments with stronger national policies to invest in risk reduction at local level, as part of urban and regional development plans by working with them closely.

Key activities that have been carried out by the Salford team in contributing towards the Resilient Cities Campaign include the following themes:

  • International Conference on Building Resilience: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities
  • Survey of perceptions of the campaign’s ten point criteria
  • Partners in the national launch of the Making Cities Resilient campaign in Sri Lanka and post conference support towards Ministry of Disaster Management Sri Lanka
  • UN Global Assessment Report 2011
  • Working with the local authorities
  • International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment - Call for papers on a special themed issue on “Making Cities Resilient”
  • ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development)
  • Other research projects
  • Other activities

Summary of key activities carried out by the Salford team.