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Free self-learning course on disaster risk management for urban planning practitioners in the ASEAN region

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The full course is downloadable at any time.

Planning Safer Cities is an introduction to a training course for urban planning practitioners in the ASEAN region, designed to improve their capacity to reduce disaster risk in urban areas. Ultimately, the course provides tools to make the cities in the region safer. It covers what disaster risk management is, what building urban resilience requires, how that applies to urban planners and what urban planning actions can be taken.

Target audience: Urban planning practitioners including architects, engineers, urban planners, policy makers, academics, government officers and others involved in urban planning, working both at the national and subnational levels within the ASEAN Member States (AMS). These urban planning practitioners influence where and how urban growth occurs but may have limited capacity in disaster risk management, particularly in some AMSs. Specifically, on integrating disaster risk into urban planning, to help the sustainable and resilient development of their cities.

This training course has been developed to support the implementation of Phase II of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2016–2020, which has identified BUILD SAFELY as one of eight priority programmes.BUILD SAFELY recognizes strengthening disaster and climate resilience of secondary cities as a priority, especially given the rapid urbanization and increasing disaster risk in ASEAN cities.

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