Protecting Environments and Health by Building Urban Resilience

Urban planning, risk governance and resilience have become increasingly important pathways to promoting and protecting public health at the local level. Climate change, inadequately planned urbanization and environmental degradation have left many cities vulnerable to disasters. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the links between health and urban environments, and the relevance of sustainable and resilient planning.

Various global frameworks have been established to address sustainable development, urban environments and resilience. Awareness of how local communities benefit when these global agendas are implemented is increasing.
The “Protecting environments and health by building urban resilience” project aims to support local authorities in reflecting on health and the environment when considering local disaster preparedness and resilience. The project also promotes the application of urban planning approaches to establish safe, healthy and sustainable cities.
At this virtual launch, 3 technical reports on evidence, city experiences and urban indicator frameworks will be presented, together with key messages on building forward better and the relevance of environmental and infrastructural planning for urban resilience.
The event will take place in English with Russian interpretation.

Time: 10:00–11:30 CEST (virtual)

Location: Virtual

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022