Globally, more than 2 billion people living in cities are exposed to disasters from multiple hazards, which threaten the cyclical destruction of their lives and livelihoods. Rapid urbanisation can exacerbate these vulnerabilities, presenting a major challenge to sustainable and inclusive development.
But it also presents a major opportunity: globally, more than 60% of the area expected to be urban by 2030 remains to be built, meaning we can reduce disaster risk in tomorrow’s cities by design.
As part of a multidisciplinary team of local and international partners, we a working to facilitate a transition towards an integrated ‘risk culture’ for Quito, Ecuador
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