Disaster Cluster

DISASTER CLUSTER

The threat of natural disasters, climatic and seismic, is increasing globally and is particularly pronounced in middle and low income cities across Asia and the Pacific. Recognizing sustainable urban planning and management as the basis for building resilience, CITYNET trains city managers in disaster risk reduction and management approaches, facilitates urban risk profiling activities and disseminates best practices in disaster preparedness.

Disaster Cluster Members

Yokohama City (LEAD)
Makati (CO-LEAD)

Baguio City Government
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
Bharatpur Submetropolitan City
Bheemdatta Municipality
Cauayan City Government
Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives – University of Victoria
Colombo Municipal Council
Da Nang People’s Committee
Dehiwala-Mt. Lavinia Municipal Council
Dhaka North City Corporation
Dhangadhi Submetropolitan City
Galle Development Foundation
Healthy City Network of Mongolia
Hue City People’s Committee
Iloilo City Government
Iriga City Government
Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Council
John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University
Kathmandu Metropolitan City
KDDI Foundation
Lalitpur Metropolitan City
League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP)
Legazpi City Government

Local Government Academy
Lumanti (Memory) Support Group for Shelter
Mahidol University, Kanchanaburi Campus
Marikina City Government
Matsuyama City
Muntinlupa City Government
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
Nepalgunj Submetropolitan Authority
National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET)
Quezon City Government
RMS Consulting Co. Ltd.
San Fernando City (La Union)
Seoul Metropolitan Government
Seoul Tourism Organization
SEVANATHA-Urban Resource Center
Sri Jaywardenapura Kotte Municipal Council
Surabaya City Government
Taipei City Government
Taoyuan City Government
Tehran District 2
Tuguegarao City Government
Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges (YOKE)
Yokohama City University

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🛰️ NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened a new online #webinar series: #EarthObservations Toolkit for #SustainableCities and #HumanSettlements. 🌏

📅 Date: 27 January, 3 February, 10 February
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Around the world, cities are facing #environmentalhazards like extreme #heat, #landslides, #pollution, and #flooding. To enhance #resilience to #climatechange impacts, cities must monitor and address these hazards. Earth observations can help cities understand and enhance urban resilience and make better decisions for planning, urban #greening, monitoring, and more.

This 3-part, introductory webinar series will provide an overview of the Earth Observations Toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements, an online knowledge resource that shares ready-to-use Earth observation data sets and tools. These resources can be applied in policy areas that are important to resilient and sustainable cities. Such areas include sustainable urban planning, adequate #housing, access to #publictransport, and access to public spaces.
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Upcoming introductory webinar: Earth Observations Toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements. Info and registration can be found here: https://go.nasa.gov/3DvM2g3
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