Felipe De Leon
Jun 17, 2014
Hello naresh, Thank you for submitting a Proposal! I completely agree that resilience and risk management have to become an integral park of urban design and development in the face of inevitable climate change. I like that your Proposal has some clear citations from credible sources and it is well written. The Essentials that you propose seem well thought out and widely applicable. I would suggest your Proposal could be strengthened by diving deeper into the details of how this could be implemented in a systemic way. You mention a lot of “key actors”. Here are a few questions you might want to consider: How do you suggest they should be involved? How would you get “buy in” from each of those actors in the variety of places you suggest the Essentials could be applicable to? How would you measure progress towards the goal?
Angélica Lara P.r.
Jun 17, 2014
Hi, Thank you for your submission. Like Felipe i'm agree with you, we need to increase knowledge about disaster risk reduction, especially in society. As you mentioned before, I consider that the first activity need it is capacity building in all sectors; you can have workshops with different actors to articulate all the policies (like urban development, finantial plans and climate change programs) with the topic of risk reduction and finally as the result of that workshops you can develop a guide to disaster risk reduction and climate change. Best regards
Jun 18, 2014
great proposal. I just wanted to highlight that in your proposal you can mention how to increase political and societal buy ins to these resilient solutions. The demand must come from the bottom up in order for such initiatives to be successful.
Abigail Derby Lewis
Jun 19, 2014
Hi, thank you for the great proposal. Two suggestions I have that may strengthen it are: 1) To explicitly call out the need for green, or natural, infrastructure when advocating to "Invest in and maintain critical infrastructure that reduces risk, such as flood drainage, adjusted where needed to cope with climate change." Restoring and scaling up the inherent benefits (AKA ecological services) natural systems provide, especially reducing the urban heat island effect and storm water runoff that are expected to increase due to climate change, will be paramount to long-term urban resiliency. 2) True stakeholder buy-in will likely only occur if there is meaningful community engagement on the front end of any effort that aims to shift or transform urban planning ethic. Social scientists are trained to do such work, and should be included in the design and implementation of an effort to reduce disaster risk in urban centers. Best of luck!
Maryette Haggerty Perrault
Jun 19, 2014
naresh, the ideas you suggest in you very well written proposal are certainly something that everyone can get behind. I see the relationship between risk and resilience as intertwined topics, and agree that both should be an underlying method of future urban development. That said, what do you see as the first steps in achieving these ultimate goals? Since you have articulated the overall concept so well, I'm sure that you can provide some tangible steps to get the project moving. Lastly, do you see this project targeting existing, historically-urban environments such as cities in the US or are you focusing more on the developing world? Thanks for the considerable thought put into this proposal!
Khalid Md Bahauddin
Jun 20, 2014
Its a good idea to become more resilience of cities. You mentioned about sustainable development, considering this clarify specifically how this DRR can achieve SD as it has three components and what will be the SDI for DRR activities? I think for doing this, you have to mainstream DRR first and should propose some ideas. Finally, need to emphasize on the key actors of standing order of disaster management. Cheers Khalid
Jun 20, 2014
Yes at UN level as well adaptation or building resilience has the greater chance of dealing with climate change. Every country should have these risk management tools ready to fight against the aftermath of climate change. Here in India every state is creating State Action Plan on Climate Change which has significant contribution of adaptation and disaster mangement. You can consider similar plans in your proposal Al the best!
Jun 20, 2014
hi, I find your proposal very timely and in line with the international debate, which considers as structural, the risk management, and also as part of the development plans of a Nation and local communities. For so, allow me to suggest to the point WHERE? that it is just enough to say "Actions will be taken from any parts of the worlds urban area,". Because in the future the risk management will be incorporated in the development process everywhere in the world.
Aug 6, 2014
"This proposal is too vague and would have benefited from going into more detail about one of the "ten essentials." It provides some guidelines for DDR, which are not new, and and are not organized into any kind of categories, (eg., planning). As it stands, it is too high-level to be compelling, there is no pathway to implementation, no scale/geographic focus, and it is unclear how it would be implemented."