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City Resilience Development – Operational Guidance

Name: CWA 17300: 2018 City Resilience Development - Operational Guidance

Identifier: CWA 17300:2018

Issuing Organisation: CEN

Country: International

Language: English

Organization website (opens in new window): http://www.cen.eu/

Link to standard (opens in new window): https://www.cencenelec.eu/research/CWA/Pages/default.aspx

Availability: Free to Access

Type: European standard

Issue Year: 2018

Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Assistive Technologies  Built Environment and Outdoor Spaces  Communication and Information  Digital Health  Engagement, Inclusion and Citizenship  Health and Wellbeing  Housing and Care Facilities  Travel, Transport, and Mobility 

Intended Audiences: Private Sector Bodies and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies

Abstract:

International initiatives on city resilience

Taking into consideration international initiatives such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (specifically Goal 11), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015, it is important for cities to work on resilience in coordinated action, with the ultimate goal of creating a resilient city. By implementing actions in this field a city will be able to respond to the above-mentioned initiatives because city resilience:

— supports livelihoods and improves the quality of life;

— enhances poverty reduction;

— enhances land use planning that integrates disaster risk assessment;

— helps to manage and protect (critical) infrastructures;

— promotes the continuous productivity of development investments;

— promotes education and capacity building among the population;

— protects housing and ensures social and economic stability; and

— supports social equality and security.

This CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) defines an operational framework for cities which will provide guidance on local resilience planning and support their efforts in building resilience.

This document is intended to be used by policy and decision-makers at city level and councilors working on climate change adaptation and resilience in their city, as well as by any other city stakeholder working on resilience (for example, but not limited to: critical infrastructure managers, service providers, emergency services, the media, civil society associations, non-governmental organizations, academic and research institutions as well as consultancies).

 

Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing:

Older Person Specific: No

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