GCRF Urban Disaster Risk Hub

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Geosciences

Abstract

The Hub will reduce disaster risk for the poor in tomorrow's cities. The failure to integrate disaster risk resilience into urban planning and decision-making is a persistent intractable challenge that condemns hundreds of millions of the World's poor to continued cyclical destruction of their lives and livelihoods. It presents a major barrier to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals in expanding urban systems. Science and technology can help, but only against complex multi-hazard context of urban life and the social and cultural background to decision-making in developing countries. Science-informed urbanisation, co-produced and properly integrated with decision support for city authorities, offers the possibility of risk-sensitive development for millions of the global poor. This is a major opportunity - some 60% of the area expected to be urban by 2030 is yet to be built. Our aim is to catalyse a transition from crisis management to risk-informed planning in four partner cities and globally through collaborating International governance organisations.
The Hub, co-designed with local and international stakeholders from the start, will deliver this agenda through integrated research across four urban systems - Istanbul, Kathmandu, Nairobi and Quito - chosen for their multi-hazard exposure, and variety of urban form, development status and governance. Trusted core partnerships from previous Global Challenge Research Fund, Newton Fund and UK Research Council projects provide solid foundations on which city based research projects have been built around identified, existing, policy interventions to provide research solutions to specific current development problems. We have developed innovative, strategic research and impact funds and capable management processes constantly to monitor progress and to reinforce successful research directions and impact pathways.
In each urban system, the Hub will reduce risk for 1-4 million people by (1) Co-producing forensic examinations of risk root causes, drivers of vulnerability and trend analysis of decision-making culture for key, historic multi-hazard events. (2) Combining quantitative, multi-hazard intensity, exposure and vulnerability analysis using advances in earth observation, citizen science, low cost sensors and high-resolution surveys with institutional and power analysis to allow multi-hazard risk assessment to interface with urban planning culture and engineering. (3) Convene diverse stakeholder groups-communities, schools, municipalities private enterprise, national agencies- around new understanding of multi-hazard urban disaster risk stimulating engagement and innovation in making risk-sensitive development choices to help meet the SDGs and Sendai Framework.
Impact will occur both within and beyond the life of the Hub and will raise the visibility of cities in global risk analysis and policy making. City Partnerships, integrating city authorities, researchers, community leaders and the private sector, will develop and own initiatives including high-resolution validated models of multi-hazard risk to reflect individual experience and inform urban development planning, tools and methods for monitoring, evaluation and audit of disaster risk, and recommendations for planning policy to mitigate risks in future development. City partnerships will collaborate with national and regional city networks, policy champions and UN agencies using research outputs to structure city and community plans responding to the Sendai Framework and targeted SDG indicators, and build methods and capacity for reporting and wider critique of the SDG and Sendai reporting process. Legacy will be enabled through the ownership of risk assessment and resilience building tools by city and international partners who will identify need, own, modify and deploy tools beyond the life of the Hub.

Planned Impact

The Hub will reduce disaster risk for the poor in tomorrow's cities. It will catalyse a step change in the relationship between science, decision-making and planning for pro-poor, risk-sensitive development in expanding urban systems worldwide and has been built entirely in response to this GCRF call. It has been co-produced with trusted city teams to provide research support for identified, existing policy implementation initiatives: Istanbul [the Istanbul Urban Transformation Master Plan]; Kathmandu [the National Strategy for Resilient Urban communities]; Nairobi [the Nairobi City Disaster Management Plan and Mukuru Special Planning Area]; Quito [the Risk Management Directorate and Quito Resilience Strategy]. The Hub is precisely tailored to the needs of our partners and their cities. Guided by the Hub Theory of Change and Pathways to Impact, interdisciplinary and coproduced research delivered through partnerships and aligned capacity building programmes will deliver evidence and experience based outputs including high resolution, multi-hazard risk assessment, associated governance frameworks and management decision-making capacity. This theory of change will enable cities to meet their SDG and Sendai Framework commitments. Through partners involved in global SDG and SF processes the Hub also aims to influence global policy.

Management: A Hub Impact Committee (HIC) chaired by Hub Co-Director and including a partnership advisory team will meet every six months to review Hub performance against a MEL framework including milestones confirmed by City teams and Hub Research Colleges in the Inception period, it will review applications and output reports for Impact Acceleration Fund and for Exchange Fellowships.

City level impact will be coordinated by the City Impact Lead (CIL) including work in secondary small cities and other regional collaborations and interactions with other Hub cities and their networks. The CILs (see Case for Support) are responsible authorities, ensuring access to official decision-making and targeted impact on City Risk, Adaptation or Resilience Plans and planning processes. Wider impact and the promotion of city level ownership of the Hub will be delivered through city partnerships including city government, research, civil society and private sector interests. Each city Research Inception Project will include a City Conference to gain early stakeholder involvement, with the CIL coordinating engagement, collaboration, exchange, training and dissemination to maximize Hub integration and uptake of output tools and analysis. This will be supported by the City Hub Office.

City evidence, tools and their champions will be promoted and shared widely with other cities and networks as demonstration cases; and with national agencies to build monitoring and reporting capacity for the Sendai Framework (SF) and SDGs. Each city will lead a network of like-cities to extend impact through tool exchange, training and testing. This will be supported in each city, by annual workshops for city administration and civil society with scope for international participation. Beyond city legacy, global civil society and UN partners will facilitate legacy impact past the Hub's life-time. Enhancement of procedures and metrics for SF reporting (with direct influence on monitoring for SDG urban and resilience indicators) will be enabled by partnership with UNISDR. GNDR and ADPC provide worldwide networks influence to test and deploy tools for community led resilience planning and advocacy (including women and children). International partners and the Advisory Board members will collaborate on side-events, policy briefs and through bilateral meetings to ensure the Hub science and impact outputs are fed into the mid-term reviews of the SF, the New Urban Agenda, the Global Platforms for DRR in 2019, 2021 and 2023, and the High Level Political Forum for the SDGs. Research provides multiple entry points to the IPCC process.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

John McCloskey (Principal Investigator)
Hugh Sinclair (Principal Investigator)
Robert Michael Baxter (Co-Investigator)
Sezin Yilmaz (Co-Investigator)
Eser Cakti (Co-Investigator)
Elisa Sevilla (Co-Investigator)
Karin Sesetyan (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-6477
Mark Pelling (Co-Investigator)
Emily Wilkinson (Co-Investigator)
Simon Mudd (Co-Investigator)
Mark Naylor (Co-Investigator)
Timothy Wright (Co-Investigator)
Martha Liliana Carreno Tibaduiza (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1914-2992
Omar Dario Cardona (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8233-5450
David Dodman (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1304-3283
Christine Grimmond (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3166-9415
RAJANI PRAJAPATI (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2142-0162
Sangeeta Singh (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3334-4390
Musyimi Mbathi (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3720-099X
Ekbal Hussain (Co-Investigator)
Murat Nurlu (Co-Investigator)
Vedat Ozsarac (Co-Investigator)
Kezban Çelik (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Collins (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3274-3311
Maxwell John Hope (Co-Investigator)
Hediye SIBEL Kalaycioglu (Co-Investigator)
Dina D'Ayala (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Maskrey (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0007-0853
MABEL CRISTINA MARULANDA FRAUME (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0228-8012
Joanes Atela (Co-Investigator)
Tri Ratna Bajracharya (Co-Investigator)
Aromar Revi (Co-Investigator)
Siân Bayne (Co-Investigator)
Jennifer Barclay (Co-Investigator)
Paul Vardanega (Co-Investigator)
David Rush (Co-Investigator)
Philip Osano (Co-Investigator)
Sophie Blackburn (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1959-5465
Deepak Chamlagain (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5603-6921
UFUK HANCILAR (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9180-7816
Arabella Fraser (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3869-328X
Joel Gill (Co-Investigator)
Erdal Safak (Co-Investigator)
Daniel Ichang'i (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8208-812X
Alexandra Alvarado (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4901-8175
John Elliott (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Bell (Co-Investigator)
Amy Donovan (Co-Investigator)
Ganesh Jimee (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8580-3678
Tiziana Rossetto (Co-Investigator)
Susanna Ebmeier (Co-Investigator)
S. Daniel Andrade (Co-Investigator)
John Twigg (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4910-8090
Basanta Raj Adhikari (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8156-0875
Brian Golding (Co-Investigator)
Noel Gourmelen (Co-Investigator)
Mikael Attal (Co-Investigator)
Peter Ngau (Co-Investigator)
Ian Main (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7031-6746
Francesca Medda (Co-Investigator)
Bruce Malamud (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8164-4825
Bhola Nath Sharma Ghimire (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7862-031X
Jeremy Phillips (Co-Investigator)
Elizabeth Holcombe (Co-Investigator)
Juan-Carlos SINGAUCHO-ARMAS (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6959-8109
Margarita Segou (Co-Investigator)
Gabriel Bernal (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3826-0188
Garima Jain (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7991-4865
Alistair Borthwick (Co-Investigator)
Maria Escovar (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2724-2379
Alfredo Santillán (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9823-7396
Allan Michael Lavell (Co-Investigator)
Ramesh Guragain (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3852-2483
Colm Jordan (Co-Investigator)
Jane Apgar (Co-Investigator)
Iain Stewart (Co-Investigator)
Alex Barbat (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3649-8053
Netra Prasad Timsina (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0157-8878
Ryerson Christie (Co-Investigator)
Romanus Opiyo (Co-Investigator)
Jonathan Ensor (Co-Investigator)
Carmine Galasso (Co-Investigator)
Gordon McGranahan (Co-Investigator)
Maria Teresa Armijos Burneo (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1020-6056
Eliana Fernanda Jiménez Alvaro (Co-Investigator)
Nagendra Raj Sitoula (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7113-700X
Lars Otto Naess (Co-Investigator)
 
Title Caminos del agua/Waterways 
Description Collaborative exhibit in the YAKU Museum of Water, about the rivers in changing scales from South America to a neighbourhood of Quito, including the topography, the volcanoes, highlands rich in water, and seismic faults, the history of urban development of Quito in relation to these rivers and ravines, and the experience of community recovery of one of these spaces. The exhibit was in place from August to November 2022, with 13236 visitors. It was a collaborative exhibit with community engagement in a neighbourhood that recovered one ravine as a public park, artists and architects, and Conservation NGOs as well as the museum itself. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The impacts have to do with community engagement around the issue of water management, and disaster risk, as well as urban development in these areas. we had exchanges between communities at risk from consolidated and expanding zones in Quito and discussed how to design urban spaces that take into consideration risk and these waterways and their ecosystems to help reduce landslides and alluvions. 
URL http://www.quitoinforma.gob.ec/2022/08/20/los-caminos-del-agua-una-exposicion-que-cuenta-los-tesoros...
 
Title En las faldas quebradas de un monte 
Description Exhibit that explores the history of the development of Quito, since precolonial times, and the traces of knowledge about disaster risk in the geography of Quito, its legends and history. The livelihoods that the relationship with the geology and climate allowed (building materials, rich soils for agriculture, water management for agriculture but also to avoid floods, etc). The role of naturalists in getting to know volcanoes and earthquakes and the relationship between the expansion of the city, and risk building and resilience. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Some displays will be kept in the permanent exhibit. The exhibit allowed to identify and get close to some important actors in organised society around risk, they were then invited to give talks in the series organised with the museum, where we heard the voices of different groups as well as municipal actors around current problems as well as to present the work of the Tomorrow's Cities hub so far. 
 
Title Los Caminos del Agua 
Description Exhibit in a local museum about the way that the city has been boult on the natural curses of water and how is to live in a geographical environment marked with ravines. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact It was a collaborative product with local urban planners and was addressed to local communities including the one that is around the museum and the one that ir the subject of TC's pilot. 
 
Title Los barrios hablan. Nos cuidamos en comunidad""/Neighbourhoods speak. We take care of each other as a community 
Description This exhibit was co-produced with participants of the Gender, intersectionality and risk workshops financed by GRRIPP network. The exhibit presented the process of the workshops in a video, a timeline of disaster events and major urban developments with the experiences of the participants, a map of the city and where they lived and how they saw themselves and their homes, objects of care and their neghbourhoods drawn and painted by them identifying the vulnerable neighbours, the hazards, and their community spaces. It was open for the month of September 2022, and was also the host to guided visits of people from different neighbourhoods, and municipal personel. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact 551 people visited the exhibit, many of those visitors came from peripherical neighbourhoods of Quito from people with socio-economic vulnerabilities. 18 people attended the workshops on gender, intersectionality and risk and co-produced the exhibit. They attended also a capacity building workshop on human rights and disaster risk. Architects and urban planners, and municipality staff were also sensibilized to the needs and expectations from women, and men from different age groups, race, ethnic identity, migrant status and socio-economic status related on how they live the city and disaster risk. The Municipality attended and listened to the participants, and approached the Tomorrow's Cities team saying that they would like for them to use these participatory methodologies in places where they are developing urban plans that consider risk. 
URL https://www.facebook.com/MuseoArquitecturaEC/photos/a.537389933435784/1431659707342131
 
Title Reducing Risks in Quito 
Description The digital platform reflects the interdisciplinary and co-productive work of the Quito team. It was developed with the objective of raising awareness about the relationship between urban development and disaster risk for new generations, with the aim of becoming an important communication tool to inform risk prevention. It was put together through a series of workshops with two pilot schools in Quito so it is tailored for teenagers through multimedia content including podcasts, interactive timelines and maps. It is designed to be used in the classroom to use examples from disaster risk to teach within different subject areas (Science, Literature, Physics, Social sciences/humanities). In this way, the platform combines the knowledge generated through the synergy established between different researchers from the Tomorrow's Cities, coming from different areas of expertise (historians, geologists, civil engineers, visual anthropologists, pedagogists, artists and web designers) and school children and teachers. It draws from historical testimonies, maps, satellite images and past photographs, as well as event datasets, to imagine future scenarios and the impact of urban planning decision on future risk. The interactive dimension of the platform incorporates exercises and surveys to reflect on how risk knowledge can be included in decision making processes. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact This platform is designed as an educational tool for use in school settings. Courses have been held with teachers from local schools on the use of the platform. These courses have been validated by the University partners involved, and a meeting of the project team with the Ministry for Education seeks to validate the platform as formal educational tool. 
URL https://reducirriesgosenquito.com/
 
Title Several artworks for massive communication of different events 
Description As TC's Quito Hub organises regularly several activities with the stakeholders, I was in charge of producing any informative, publicitary and auxiliar graphic material. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact It was useful for massive digital communication, calls for meetings and events, infographic and artistic material a for presentations and communitary approaches. 
 
Title Step by step septic tanks clousure guide 
Description This video was created to show people how to conduct a technical closure of a septic tanks. It was not possible to invite all the community for the technical assistance meeting because of COVID and people´s working schedule, therefore the video to have a long-time available material. The video explained the steps needed for the closure, the importance of if, and the materials needed. People of the neighborhood, from the municipality, and from academy, participate in video. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact It is a tool that can be used by other neighbourhoods in Quito that have problems related to septic tanks, such as seepage and slope instability caused by sewage saturation, but it is also a tool for those who want to technically close their septic tank and avoid future problems. 
URL https://airtable.com/appMOv4q6ZimYyROf/tblnq3MBVYGqNc6fp/viwyqGVC8XKIDiwQh/rec8lH7FP1ITjEp4k?blocks=...
 
Title Tree of Emotions 
Description Currently the tree of emotions has been transferred to San Luis de Miravalle where we will begin to work with photographs and other simultaneous activities to build the memory of the neighborhood. The purpose is to engage the public and understand people's emotions to their sense of place and the idea of disaster risk 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact none yet 
 
Title Yaku Museum Exhibition 
Description This exhibition invited reflection on the occupation of the territory and the alteration of the natural water paths, that in cities like Quito, at least 80% of the rivers were filled in to build the city. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Reflection on the importance of maintaining the physical space with as little alteration as possible. Responsible management of water resources 
 
Title ¿Qué Onda con Quito? Paisajes Profundos del Riesgo 
Description Co-produced exhibit with museum staff that focussed on scientific explanation of the subsoil of Quito, its seismic fault, volcanoes, and filled ravines, as well as the characteristics of soils in Quito in relationship to seismic exposure and building safely. We used artistic interactive displays and played with the concept of scales and what can be "seen"/explained with the glasses of science. We included a video with images of the expansion of the city and risk using satellite images, that was in conversation with the big scaled city of Quito that is in this museum of science. We included activities around this subject in the summercamp offered by the museum where our researchers participated. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact We involved other stakeholders (Directorate of risk management, Colegio de Arquitectos), some displays are going to be part of the permanent exhibit, we are working with MIC in citizen science projects with schools. 
URL http://www.quitoinforma.gob.ec/2021/07/14/que-onda-con-quito-nueva-exposicion-temporal-del-mic/#:~:t...
 
Description The economic and social costs of disasters has been increasing over time. Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment (TCDSE) is designed to mitigate against the compounding costs that arise in the aftermath of a disaster by integrating shared social values and scientific quantifications of risk into urban planning decisions. Disaster risk, normally assessed by reference to replacement costs of lost assets, poorly reflects the lives of the marginalised. The TCDSE combines metrics such as potential for casualties, social vulnerability, fragility of infrastructure and the subjective views of different social groups to assign different levels of priority to natural hazard impacts. In 22/23 we completed design and co-production of the TCDSE and began demonstration TCDSE cycles in our pilot sites. The demonstration sites include: slum upgrading projects in the Kibera Special Planning Area, Nairobi, Kenya; a new satellite city in Khokana, Kathmandu, Nepal; low-risk expansion of Santa Rosa de Pomasqui region, Quito, Ecuador; and development of a 500Ha site in Büyükçekmece Municipality, Istanbul, Turkey. Our findings from these pilot projects are being incorporated into our planning for deployments in new cities in 23/24. Below, we highlight key findings from Hub researchers.

Research Findings
• Geotechnical hazard data is often available from multiple sources (peer-reviewed research, consultants reports, Masters theses) but is not easily accessible. In Quito we have demonstrated a methodology for collating, organising, quality-checking and analysing such data, and developing an open-source city-scale geotechnical database for hazard modellers and engineers. We have used statistical analysis of parameter values in this new database to obtain the data required for modelling geo-hazards such as landslides whilst accounting for uncertainties and data limitations.
• Local knowledge and expertise can provide valuable information for configuring landslide models in data-scarce locations. In Quito we have demonstrated how drone mapping, co-development of local expert knowledge, community participation/ engagement, and citizen science can be used to characterise slope classes of concern.
• In Kathmandu, a technique that deploys many seismometers to record ambient vibrations, develops a detailed understanding of the sub-surface velocity structure at very high-resolution. The high-resolution models are used to compute simulations of possible future earthquakes, allowing the development of site-specific building code policies providing cost efficient, low-risk development plans.
• We trialled a new methodology to assess the intersectional nature of vulnerability in Nepal which provides essential empirical evidence of the importance of integrating intersectional analysis to understand the drivers of disaster vulnerabilities.
• We have developed a mechanism to use proposed urban planning to assess potential social impacts over the long-term (temporal scales of decades). It uses changes to the built environment as a proxy for changes in social vulnerability.
• We have developed a needs assessment process to help new cities judge how TCDSE might be most useful to them. Co-designed by the International Institute for Environment and Urbanization, this process also helps the Hub judge the fit between the TCDSE and the potential new city context. It uncovers:
o Levels of existing policy commitment to risk-based urban planning,
o Exposure to multiple natural hazards including climate change exposure
o Urban growth mechanisms: e.g. planned expansion or informal settlement upgrading
o Existing partnerships between municipal authorities and research community (local university, for example)
o Logistical considerations
• Responding to stage gate review, the Hub has developed a guide for science and policy partnerships to minimise future urban risk creation in LMIC country contexts. Led by the ODI through interviews with international science programmes, UN agencies, national and city level policy makers. The work identifies where and how disaster science has been influential in informing policy change shaping urban futures and the types of science findings that are more influential in contributing to policy change.

Non-Research Findings
• Focus groups gather data inputs and cement public participation in urban planning, they include an additional value-strengthening the capacity of communities to participate in these processes. Thus, the process is self-reinforcing. In the meetings we held with local governments and focus groups, we realized that the participants had incomplete and incorrect information about earthquake hazard and risk. These [focus groups] have a significant impact on raising earthquake awareness of the public and authorities.
• Focus groups that integrate community and policy actors often reveal the variation in priorities of authorities and community members. These focus groups can act as a bridging mechanism that works in favour of communities. We frequently observed authorities amending their perspectives, as an outcome of new understanding of the community's rationales. Illustrating the value of these processes as tools for democratisation of local decision-making.
• An additional insight is that if a baseline of community socio-economic needs are not being addressed, the community tends to focus on the immediacy of those socio-economic 'disasters', rather than on the probability of natural hazards and their risks.
• Museums and exhibition spaces serve as neutral spaces to promote proactive, horizontal and inclusive communication between stakeholders.
• In Nairobi, the process is being tested on existing informal settlements, which contrasts on the focus on new town developments in other pilot cities. This allows us to test the benefit of the future orientation of the TCDSE. We have found that asking residents to reimagine existing sites does not lend itself to a focus on mitigating disaster risk. Rather, participants will focus on what is currently lacking from their milieu. The lesson is that visioning exercises are valuable tools for participatory policymaking and the increased democratisation of any planning process, but that anticipation of future events is better informed by envisioning new sites.
• COVID19 and climate change, seem to have stimulated great demand for skills and understanding in natural hazard risk management. This includes skills in training and capacity like workshop facilitation, visioning, conflict mapping and resolution.
• Implementing the TCDSE has underscored the role of academic institutions as the key facilitator between municipalities and communities. This is likely due to perceived neutrality and evidence-driven orientation.
Exploitation Route The goal is to produce a modular framework for disaster risk planning that can be used by teams all over the world. The new methodologies and techniques that are incorporated in the TCDSE can also be used by other researchers and integrated into processes as disparate as: ensuring public participation in policy making, future visioning and scenario building exercises, and developing proxies for vulnerability based on spatial data. The training materials that we have developed to support deployments are also means for building local capacity in risk management and hazard modelling, which we have noted to be of increasing interest in a post-COVID world.
Sectors Construction,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Transport,Other

URL https://tomorrowscities.org/publications
 
Description The Hub was funded to address the intractable challenge of reducing disaster risk in tomorrow's cities. Globally, more than two billion people living in DAC cities are exposed to multiple natural hazards, which threaten the destruction of their lives and livelihoods. In the early phase of the Hub, our learning was mainly around how to plan and set up equitable, interdisciplinary, challenge driven research. The approach taken was different across the cities; we were aiming to support equitable decision-making and also interested in experimenting with approaches and assessing which would produce the most effective outcome. A review of our effectiveness led us to conclude that our learning and effort was best consolidated into the development of a modular process for urban planning that reduces disaster risk and that can be deployed in any context, the TCDSE. The Hub has developed the Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment (TCDSE), which aims to transition cities from crisis management to multi-hazard risk-informed, inclusive and people-centric risk-informed planning. The Hub appreciates that the TCDSE represents a significant step beyond current practice, particularly in its focus on risk in as yet unbuilt communities; its prioritization of community involvement in planning and risk definition and the inclusion of perspectives of marginalized groups, directly or indirectly, in decision making. A needs assessment, canvasing the views of international experts and city and community representatives who have expressed interest in the TCDSE, has underlined this need. The TCDSE design process has been informed by engagements with stakeholders and partners on matters of immediate concern and in response to existing gaps. The value of the TCDSE lies in being able to engage with complexity, while being grounded in empirical validity. This section summarises outcomes emerging from those engagements and includes additional information about how the Hub is proceeding with its legacy phase since October 2023 (years 4-5). 1. Societal and Economic Impact • In Nairobi, 2.5 million people live in informal settlements ('slums') such as Mukuru and Kibera, where fire and floods pose a daily threat to residents. After our involvement in amending the NCCG's Standard Operating Procedures and training 60 personnel in DRR, the Hub has been invited to co-lead the national Building Climate Resilience for the Urban Poor (BCRUP) Programme of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development, and Public Works. • In Kathmandu, a capital with a steadily increasing population, that is susceptible to strong earthquakes, severe flooding and frequent landslides, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) invited Tomorrow's Cities to develop a training program on risk informed decision making to be included in a package for all 753 newly elected mayors following the 2022 elections. • The Physical Infrastructure impact module working group has developed a generic methodology for selecting appropriate physical impact models in any city. Fragility functions for the bridges within the Kathmandu Valley will be used to develop fragility functions of bridges in Rapti Valley. • In Istanbul, our collaboration with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Büyükçekmece District Municipality (BM) allows for community contributions to Istanbul's Vision 2050 development strategy:" [] the visioning meetings and co-mapping activities with the community gave them a chance to better understand the country's urban planning framework and how to translate their resilient urbanization aspirations into urban planning. The community, especially the poor, appreciated that we could make their voices heard in the administration. Secondly, after sharing the community aspirations with the policy-makers and involving them in the co-mapping exercise, the policy-makers had an idea of the benefits of participatory planning. They understood that our approach may also be beneficial for the legitimacy of their future urban plans." • In Quito our Urban Risk Laboratory has brought together city officials and practitioners to apply the TCDSE in the urban development of Santa Rosa de Pomasqui. The responsiveness and value of the Lab was demonstrated when fulfilling requests by the Mayor's Office in response to a fatal landslide: "in Quito, our work on modelling a recent landslide has contributed to the influence of the Quito city team with community residents and to the residents' knowledge of landslide causes and landslide-resilient construction/ hillside development practices". • The Quito team has also led a programme of activities on public engagement in local museums and school education platforms. The objective is to demonstrate they can be used to inform and recruit lay public into disaster risk awareness and mitigation. Yaku Water Museum has responded favourably to our exhibits and have requested ongoing partnership. 13 different schools are currently using our learning tools. • The global reach of Tomorrow's Cities brings LMIC research and policy partners to the foreground in international processes. • Targeted science-policy events have brought policy makers, practitioners and researchers into conversation to demonstrate the Tomorrow's Cities approach and catalyse global momentum for risk-informed urban planning. These target mainstream agendas: disaster risk reduction through the UNDRR Global Platform 2021, Understanding Risk Global Forum 2022 and the European Geophysical Union 2022; urban planning through the UCLG 7th World Congress and Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, and climate change adaptation through Adaptation Futures '22. • Individual influence has been achieved through Tomorrow's Cities members bridging into global science-policy processes on climate change, urbanisation and risk, including: o The UNFCCC, through the UNFCCC Global Stocktake Technical Dialogue, Equity Working Group of the Independent Global Stocktake and an OECD Building Systemic Climate Resilience in Cities programme with inputs to UNFCCC CoP26 and CoP27 processes on risk-informed urban planning and action. o The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report, Work Group Two with senior members of Tomorrow's Cities leading a chapter on Cities, Settlements and Key Infrastructure, and an Urban Summary of Policy Makers. • This year, we have been approached by the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan Building Research Centre following our decision to proceed with Nablus in Palestine as the second of our new cities. We are discussing training for RSS to serve as a Hub for the deployment of the TCSDE across the MENA region. 2. Sustainable Development Goals The TCDSE facilitates the democratisation of urban risk planning better to reflect the priorities of the urban poor. The urban planning imaginaries of future cities often exclude the marginalised. Those who live in informal settlements are particularly invisible. In all our cities, TCDSE workshops create spaces for such social groups to be recognised, and democratised understandings of risk empower them to use their priorities to influence decision-making processes from which they are normally excluded. Our work incorporates several SDGs: Building resilience of the poor (1.5) including strengthening gender equality (5C). Reducing human and economic losses in cities (11.5), through disaster management (11.B and 13.1) and climate change adaptation plans (13.2) with strengthened communication. Capacity building for climate change adaptation integrated into broader development activities (9A, 13.3). 3. Gender Equality and EDI The context of each city determines how gender considerations are expressed. In some cities, women-only workshops are seen as providing women with safe spaces to express their particular interests and to have them influence decision making. For instance, in Istanbul we organised separate workshops for women and elderly women. In others, mixed-gender workshops are better for demonstrating parity and the importance of valuing of women's perspectives. City engagements have included hundreds of community members. In Kathmandu, Nairobi and Quito this has translated into gender inclusive workshops, with Quito specifically applying an intersectional framework, which "has also influenced the guild of architects and Quito Municipality both to take into account disaster risk, intersectionality and gender in their urban designs and plans, but also to introduce participatory methods in such work. We have co-developed these workshops alongside municipal authorities and using official channels in an attempt to ensure that these dialogues continue beyond the life of the Hub and are integrated into urban planning policy. We have also observed with interest that all the programme managers at the Hub are women, and in fact, this may be true of all the Hubs. Our Quito Team lead is also a woman, and women lead all of our work packages, except for WP5. Our senior management team (SMT) of four, however, does not currently include a woman after the departure of one of our researchers. This is easily rectified by inviting the Quito Team Lead, who is a member of the Executive Team to join the SMT.
First Year Of Impact 2021
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Education,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description "Co-development of an Open Data Platform for Urban Planning to Support Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Nairobi City"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description 1) Advisory Board Membership for the Research Centre for Risks and Sustainability in Construction (RISCO), 2)Advisory Group Membership for the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), 3)PhD Board Member for the PhD Programme in Security, Risk and Vulnerability at the University of Genova
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact Improved educational and skill level of workforce. Promote and offer training on the TCDSE concept/methods/tools and broadly promote some of the Tomorrow's Cities activities and outputs/outcomes across several contexts (approx. 50 researchers in the Research Centre for Risks and Sustainability in Construction (RISCO) in Aveiro, Portugal; approx. 50 PhD students in the PhD Programme in Security, Risk and Vulnerability at the University of Genova, Italy).
 
Description Advocacy in different disaster management meetings
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact There have been changes in perspectives and attitudes including those of public officials. Given that changes in practice take a period of time due to government processes, there is need for continuous engagement and monitoring beyond the project implementation period
 
Description Capacity development on Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment (TCDSE) Framework
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The capacity development training material preparation is still in progress. We plan to complete this preparation and deliver training courses (via online and physical sessions) within the first half of 2023. This training will provide theoretical knowledge as well as skills (such as using the Tomorrow's Cities computational platform), and is targeted towards urban planning professionals globally. This training bridges the gap between complex ideas in research literature and professional practice. Therefore, it will enable professionals to use advanced concepts with relative ease in their practice, which is expected to result in well-informed decision-making.
 
Description Capacity strengthening for local communities
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The capacity strengthening material is aimed at urban planners, engineers and infrastructure developers, utilities and public works experts, hazard experts and geologists, Disaster Risk Reduction professionals, and related academics. It allows them to understand the theoretical basis behind the various hazard models included in Tomorrow's Cities, to select the appropriate functions for buildings and infrastructure subject to hazard, and to translate the computed physical impacts to social impacts. While originally developed for the Kathmandu community, the material will be employed for other cities, after being adapted to the different local contexts.
 
Description Citation in Towards the "Perfect Weather Warning"
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The book in question is aimed at raising the capability for early warnings to save lives and reduce damage across the world in pursuit of the aims of the Sendai Agreement of 2015. The book is targeted at emergency responders, weather services and governments in every country, but especially in those with poorly developed warning systems. The book has so far received one citation (from the UK Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience program), since its recent release in 2022.
 
Description Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health England
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Consultation given to the Turkish Parliamentary Comission on Earthquake Investigation
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Consultation to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Convening and speaking at Nepal Urban Dialogues, which is a key space for engagement between policymakers, academics and practitioners
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://www.greeninstitute.institute/event/nepal-urban-dialogue-monthly-series/
 
Description Design and implement the BCRUP project in Kenya
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact N/A
 
Description Development a new MSc programme in the University of Bristol within the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact We are in the first year of teaching, and we are providing students with the tools to critically engage sociological and political aspects of climate change. The programme combined local, state and international perspectives and is recruiting students from across the globe. Built into the programme is a focus on urban transformation, and disaster risk reduction. In the mandatory unit on disaster studies I have integrated case material from Tomorrow's Cities.
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/2023/ssl/msc-society-politics-and-climate-change/
 
Description Development of Quito's Land Use and Management Plan
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://gobiernoabierto.quito.gob.ec/plan-pmdot/
 
Description Digital pedagogical tools training course Reducing risks in Quito for teachers from different schools, high schools
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved educational and skill level of workforce. The training courses for teachers from schools and colleges strengthened the capacities and understanding of disaster risk in Quito, providing tools that can be used in the academic curriculum in the subjects of physics, mathematics, literature and history. The training included additional classes such as: improved abilities in information and communication technology. https://yakumuseoagua.gob.ec/inauguracion-exposicion-temporal-los-caminos-del-agua/    https://ne-np.facebook.com/MuseoArquitecturaEC/photos/a.537389933435784/1431659707342131/
URL https://reducirriesgosenquito.com/guia-pedagogica/
 
Description Earthquake Advisory Board and Scientific Committee for the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Evaluation of response reduction factor for Nepalese Building Typology
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Formulation research fieldwork guidelines
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Identification of future debris flow hazard zones at Manuelita Saez town (Quito)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact We created a link with the municipality that allow us to provide information about the most prone hazardous zones at different areas in Quito. The identification of those zones allow a better urban planning.
 
Description Input to the Nepal Draft Urban Development Act
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Integration of community led Disaster Risk Management into the informal settlements Special Planning Areas (SPAs) plans
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Invited Comment for House of Lords Special Inquiry Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Melamchi Municipality -the local government that hit hard by flood of 2021, it has appointed me as one of the expert member for advising on the cascading nature of disaster, and possible way forward.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact "Melamchi Municipality faced mega flood disaster in June, 2021. Large part of Municipality has swept away in the flood water, and remaining part become the river bank with sand and bounders. On June 15, 2021, a disastrous debris flow occurred along the Melamchi River in central Nepal. The debris flow event lasted for some 10 hours and caused enormous losses of lives and property in the river exposed communities across the Melamchi Watershed. As a results of cascading disaster ( Earthquake in 2015, landslide block river, and then burst the dam in June 2021), with huge loss and damaged occurred-at least 350 residential buildings, half a dozen of bridges, and many infrastructures. Responding to such mega disaster, the Melamchi Municipality formed a multi-disciplinary expert team, where I was one of the member in expert group to advise from climate change and early warning perspective. We are continuously provide advise on risk sensitive settlement in future, some of our expert members went to upstream of the watershed, did a geological study, and shared the findings. All, these makes the Municipality to build confidence on future settlement planning, and convincing to community people about the possible future flood risk in the area."
 
Description Member of BEIS ODA MEL Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Nairobi - Disaster Risk Dialogues
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact The hub has also supported capacity of city directors and community members to understand disaster risks and consider integrating risk analysis in their plannings.
 
Description Nairobi City Council Government requested a review of the City Disaster Risk Management Act (2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description National Framework for Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Once practiced all local governments will get benefit from the policy.
 
Description National Multi-hazard Early Warning strategic Action Plan
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact We have reached wide range of stakeholders by means of media mobilisation. We a have reached to thousands of stakeholders by means of Radio, TV, print media. More than 50 different media covered the news of our conference held in Nepal in November 1-4, 2022. Reaching to stakeholders means, our message reached to wider stakeholders. Our message means, risk informed tomorrows cities. Why we should prepare, plan risk informed tomorrows cities.
 
Description National consultation on co-production- a innovation on participatory and sustainable planning for tomorrow cities
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Effective solutions to societal problems. National-level civil society stakeholders including NGO/INGO and academia come together to share the learning on sustainable tomorrow cities planning.
 
Description OpenSEES Training of researchers and practitioners online course
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 70 international researchers and practitioners were trained over a 6 week period on structural modelling and analysis under earthquake loading. This is capacity building.
 
Description Organic Law on Risk Management
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact Support in the discussion of the guidelines of the risk management law in Ecuador, under principles of governance and sustainability
 
Description Participation in UCLG-MEWA Environment Committee to introduce TCDSE
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Participation in several meetings and workshops with national institutions, such as the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, National Secretariat of Risk Management, National Secretariat of Planning, as well as several municipal institutions.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact National and local level institutions sought support for the generation of policies related to risk reduction. They committed to support the work of the Hub and the implementation of the TCDSE pilot.
 
Description PhD and MSc researches guided
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Condition assessment of the bridges within Kathmandu Valley helped to assess the condition of bridges. It helped to prepare maintenance plan as well as retrofitting strategies of the bridges.
 
Description Positive changes in the Nairobi City Council government: Disaster Danagement Department
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact "60 new staff deployed to the departments of disaster management and emergency and firefighting services: asst. Director DM (1) ; Ass Director  - fire(1); principals DM officers (5); principal fire officers(2); chief fire officers (2); senior  DM officers (14) 10 old staff pursuing further studies on disaster risk management At least a representative from each department from the14 departments:  directors will be are being trained on integrating disaster risk into planning and formulation of DM plans and SOPs. Approximately 84 staff targeted to be trained on integrating disaster risks into planning and formulation of disaster management plans and SOPs"
 
Description Providing evidence to Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality for the production of Earthquake Loss Estimation Booklets
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.ibb.istanbul/News/Detail/36942
 
Description Quito Territorial Planning and Risk Management
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact We have participated in technical roundtables and other spaces for the creation of regulations, guidelines, plans and other public policy instruments related to territorial planning and risk management. There are several proposals to continue with this kind of work in the coming months, which could collapse if the Hub in Quito ceases to function. The timing and the political will to do this kind of work must be taken into account. Not all territories and contexts work in the same way.
 
Description Report for Urban Planning Department in Quito with results from workshops
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Representation in Solid Earth Hazards, New Delhi, India, January 2023
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Request from Nairobi City Council Government for training on multi-hazard risk
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Short-term disaster prevention in Santa Rosa de Pomasqui (Quito)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact The meeting with the municipality encourage them to clean and maintain the mitigation infrastructure constructed along the ravine. As a consequence, we avoided a disaster in the short term at Santa Rosa de Pomasqui town. Economic impacts.
 
Description Steering committee on Urban development in Kathmandu
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Supporting ward level Disaster Management Committee, required by DRRM Act (2017) of Nepal, and the DRRM Act of Lalitpur Metropolitan City (2019)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Technical-scientific presentation to the Quito Municipal Council
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Several actions were taken in Quito after the debris-flow event occurred at La Gasca on January 31st 2022. The presentation made to the Municipal Council produced two main reactions on the Council members: first, they gained a clearer understanding about the triggers and circumstances that lead to the tragedy, from a scientific point of view; second, they were keen to support actions to improve neighbor security, including mitigation and education.
 
Description The Session on Nature-based solutions (NbS) to reduce risks of disaster (DRR)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://www.youtube.com/live/sJf0MTuB_I0?feature=share
 
Description Training of museum staff in Quito in social construction of risk
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact They feel it has been a capacity building activity, as reported in the evaluation workshop.
 
Description Training the staff of schools and museums in Quito.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved educational and skill level of workforce| Changed public attitudes. 551 people visited the exhibit "Los barrios hablan", 18 people attended the workshops on gender, intersectionality and risk and co-produced the exhibit. The Museo Interactivo de Ciencias had the exhibit during July 2021-February 2022, with a total of 14630 visitors, and later this year, invited Tomorrow's Cities to participate in the activities of the Disaster risk management day in February on a 3 day event with schools on the subject. The Museo de la Ciudad had the exhibit during August 2021-February 2022, with a total of 23838 visitors. It has kept 3 installations in the permanent exhibit up to now. Also, they have incorporated on their own a new introductory video to the permanent exhibit that talks about the geographical setting of Quito and its historical relationship with volcanoes, ravines and rivers, an active seismic fault and steep topography, and the resources and hazards associated to them. The Carmen Alto Museum had the exhibit during May-November 2021, with a total of 6800 visitors and then incorporated two installations in their permanent exhibit. The digital educational platform reducirriesgosenquito.com impact can be measured with its social media accounts as well as Platform traffic: 18,000 visits, 54,000 events, Facebook: 480 likes, 599 followers, Instagram:261 followers We conducted a training course for 21 school teachers from 13 different schools in Quito, both municipal and state run schools for them to use the platform and teach about disaster risk prevention in history, social science, science, math and literature courses. We talked to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education and Quito Municipal Secretary of Education to promote the use of this tool for disaster risk education and prevention in schools. Their representatives were involved in the launch of the platform. With this experience, we've just been invited to produce an exhibit and memorial for the La Gasca aluvion from January 2022 of more than 30 fatalities, and more than 50 people affected. We are working with the Municipality and the Chamber of Industry to produce together with the community some activities, memorial and exhibit so they can share their story and learn from this experience by sharing how to develop the city to avoid these type of disasters.
 
Description UK Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction Steering Committee Member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description UK NERC representative on the international advisory board of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
URL https://www.globalquakemodel.org/GEMNews/gem-uk-nerc-renew-partnership-2021
 
Description UKRI COP26 Adaptation and Resilience Steering Committee
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Workshops with students, teachers and museum staff on multi-hazard risk
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description 1001 - The Scientific and Technological Research Projects Funding Program
Amount ₺0 (TRY)
Funding ID 121M733 
Organisation The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey 
Sector Public
Country Turkey
Start 11/2021 
End 10/2024
 
Description ARDEB 1001
Amount ₺0 (TRY)
Organisation The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey 
Sector Public
Country Turkey
Start 11/2021 
End 10/2024
 
Description Bursary for hub researchers from the Tomorrow Cities project
Amount £800 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 03/2022
 
Description Capacity Strengthening and Managing Risks in LMICs
Amount £88,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 06/2019
 
Description College of Science and Engineering internal GCRF fund
Amount £34,705 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2020 
End 07/2020
 
Description Daphne Jackson Fellowship scheme
Amount £65,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Surrey 
Department Daphne Jackson Trust
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2024
 
Description GCRF Global Impact Accelerator
Amount £15,029 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Global Challenges Research Fund
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 06/2020
 
Description GRIPP and T-AP Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (RRR) (300k)
Amount £330,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2022 
End 02/2024
 
Description Gender Responsive Resilience & Intersectionality in Policy and Practice (GRRIPP)
Amount £24,983 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2022 
End 10/2022
 
Description Global Development Research Division Research Endowment Trust Fund
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Reading 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2022 
End 07/2023
 
Description King's College London Impact Fund
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation King's College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 07/2021
 
Description RDF Studentship
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Northumbria University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 02/2024
 
Description Royal Society - Commonwealth Scientific Conference follow up grant
Amount £5,800 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 08/2022
 
Description Sirin Tekeli Research Award
Amount ₺20,000 (TRY)
Organisation Sabanci University 
Sector Academic/University
Country Turkey
Start 12/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description Tayar Project (Kathmandu)
Amount £16,007,359 (NPR)
Organisation United States Agency for International Development 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 02/2021 
End 05/2022
 
Description Taylor F, Malamud B, Pelling M, Borie M, Mulligan J, Bukachi V Mapping the Spatial Distribution of Covid-19 Social Interventions in Slums, King's College London Faculty Research Fund,
Amount £4,500 (GBP)
Organisation King's College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 04/2021
 
Description To attend American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2022 conference in December 2022
Amount £750 (GBP)
Organisation British Society for Geomorphology 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2022 
End 12/2022
 
Description Transforming Political Capabilities for Equitable Resilience
Amount £869,726 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T00259X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 10/2022
 
Description Turing Scheme
Amount £480 (GBP)
Organisation Northumbria University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2022 
End 10/2022
 
Description UCL Emergency Fund
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 06/2021
 
Description UCL Global Engagement Funds
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2023 
End 07/2023
 
Description UKRI/KCL on Adaptation Metrics
Amount £1,728,967 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/W008572/1 
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2022 
End 04/2027
 
Description University of Edinburgh GCRF Seed Funding
Amount £13,990 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 05/2021
 
Description to attend the European Geosciences Union (EGU) conference in Austria.
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation British Society for Geomorphology 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 05/2022
 
Title A timeline of intensive (disaster) events in Quito from 1535 to 2019 
Description A timeline of over 1000 intensive events in Quito, from 1535 to 2019 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet 
 
Title ARIN GEODATA 
Description ARIN's (Africa Research and Impact Network) geospatial data repository, will provide open access to spatial data layers, and published maps. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact "Development of an opening data centre to support planning for disaster risk reduction and operationalisation of the the Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment in Nairobi. Work is ongoing on the identification of relevant databases and bringing together of stakeholders towards utility of a common open data center. " 
 
Title Acceleration Time Histories 
Description This includes acceleration time histories generated for Khokana region of Kathmandu based on Seismic Hazard Map for NBC-105:2020. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact none yet 
 
Title Automated river refinement for high resolution DEMs 
Description This is an algorithm which removes artificial peaks and troughs inside the river reach which are caused by the inability of satellite imagery to penetrate the water surface. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This algorithm improves flow routing in flood models, eliminating the need to remove peaks and troughs manually which is a very time consuming process. This will improve the efficiency and accruacy of flood modelling in areas prone to flood. 
 
Title Codes for bias correction, downscaling of climate data, visualization, frequency analysis 
Description These codes can be used for climate change analysis (bias correction, downscaling), visualization and frequency analysis of rainfall extremes. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet 
 
Title Database of current hazard, physical and social vulnerability in Nairobi 
Description An accessible dataset of current hazard, physical and social vulnerability in Nairobi was undertaken by KDI, using secondary data, previous studies and contemporary land-use data. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact none yet 
 
Title Database of key Disaster Risk Reduction actors in Nairobi. 
Description Database of key Disaster Risk Reduction actors in Nairobi. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet 
 
Title Database on Nairobi risk loss data on floods & fire incidences, city population, building development and vulnerability. 
Description Database on Nairobi risk loss data on floods & fire incidences, city population, building development and vulnerability. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet 
 
Title Dataset for "Detailed cartography of Cotopaxi's 1877 primary lahar deposits obtained by drone-imagery and field surveys in the proximal northern drainage" 
Description Contains the following datasets supporting the results in "Detailed cartography of Cotopaxi's 1877 primary lahar deposits obtained by drone-imagery and field surveys in the proximal northern drainage": 1) Drone-NDVI 25cm/pixel imagery for the four surveyed plains. 2) Geospatial vector layer for the geological fieldwork control points. 3) Geospatial vector layer for the 1877 deposit contact lines. 4) Geospatial vector layer for the 1877 deposit polygons. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact It will be useful to calibrate lahar flow models from Cotopaxi volcano, and consequently assess hazard for Quito. 
 
Title Dataset of extensive events in Quito 1535-2020 
Description This dataset compiles data and testimonies of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, as well as epidemics in Quito from 1535 to 2020. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Part of this dataset is published in the digital platform www.reducirriesgosenquito.com for educational purposes, and will be published in a peer review journal in 2022. Part of this dataset has also been used in Mueseum exhibitions (detailed in artistic outputs). 
URL https://reducirriesgosenquito.com/linea-del-tiempo/
 
Title Datasets supporting the paper 'Enhancing disaster risk resilience using greenspace in urbanising Quito, Ecuador' 
Description Outputs supporting the in-review paper including greenspace and land cover classifications. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet 
 
Title Debris flow hazard in Tomorrowville 
Description Hazard maps and temporal intensity (flow depth, velocity etc) data for debris flows in Tomorrowville. This data is available to Hub members for use in the TCDSE and is not currently available to non-Hub members. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact none yet 
URL https://uoe.sharepoint.com/:f:/r/sites/TomorrowsCities/Shared%20Documents/U.%20Risk%20Working%20Grou...
 
Title Digital Elevation Models for each City 
Description Data base extracted from the Sentinel and SPOT satellite databases for use of various teams working across the Hub Cities. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact 3D models of each city have been produced and will be used in upcoming launch of the Quito Hub and the Annual All-Hub conference planned for May in Istanbul. 
URL https://comet.nerc.ac.uk/tomorrows-cities/
 
Title Drone imagery of Mukuru settlement, Nairobi, Kenya 
Description Mukuru drone imagery 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The data was used in the fire and flood modelling to build for future visioning. 
 
Title Dynamic risk and Vulnerability data and Static risk core 
Description "The Risk Vulnerability Assessment was designed as a result of the demand from the city stakeholders on data on social vulnerability and exposure of the community to hazard. Data to understand the magnitude of risk (hazard*exposure*vulnerabilty) in Mukuru SPA Slide deck on fire good and bad practice in Kibera" 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The Metrics applied was in Cape Town were replicated in Mukuru. A total of 200 disparate settlements were analyzed as a unity of analysis (each structure was considered as a unit of analysis). However, the case Mukuru is unique with over 30,000 structures. Because of the area is large, finer analysis will be visible for the case of Mukuru. The Potential Fire Areas is considered as a unit of analysis, in classifying the potential risk areas but not in understanding the magnitude of risk (metrics for risk model). This could be adopted in understanding the magnitude of fire in dense areas. 
 
Title Earthquake Catalogue 
Description This includes information on historical and instrumental earthquake within Himalayan region from 1255 AD to 2020 AD. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This helps in identification of earthquake events location for ground motion data which will be used to validate the simulated results. 
 
Title Expansion of Quito 1986-2019 
Description Digital models of the urban expansion of Quito. Data extracted from Landsat imagery processes using LandTrendr 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact These images have been used in study site selection and in communication with the city authorities. 
URL https://comet.nerc.ac.uk/tomorrows-cities/
 
Title Extensive events dataset in Quito 1900-2020 
Description It compiles the morphoclimatic events data available from 1900 to 2020. We have published a version in the interactive time map that links urban development and these events in the platform www.reducirriesgosenquito.com for educational purposes. It was used for an infography to understand the relevance of the mudflow event experienced in Quito in Feb 2022. Will be published in its entirety when we publish the Forensic analysis paper. We have also shared it to be published in the geoportal CIU-Q from the College of Architects. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact not known yet 
URL https://reducirriesgosenquito.com/mapa-de-peltre/
 
Title Kathmandu social science interview data 
Description Transcriptions and survey data from Kathmandu, early Spring 2021. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact not known 
 
Title Literature based 3D velocity Model for Kathmandu 
Description This includes 3D point cloud with information on shear wave velocity, compressional wave velocity and density based on depth difference upto 30km. This 3D point cloud dataset serves as input for ground motion simulation work. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This serves as first velocity model, which will be iterated and updated with new information from passive seismology work in Kathmandu. 
 
Title Nairobi Fire and Flood Impact data 
Description "Produced flood and fire impact database for Mukuru and Kibera capturing the historical impacts from 2010 to 2021. " 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The data was used in validating the flood and fire modeling activities 
 
Title National Disaster Risk Management politics for Quito 
Description Database of documents relating to DRM for the city of Quito 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet 
 
Title Natural hazard economic losses and probability of hazards 
Description The dataset will be used to build the pricing model which provides guidance value to the proposed financial tool. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet 
 
Title Pleaides and Hexagon DEM and imagery for KAthmandu 
Description Point cloud, DEM (1 m), hillshade (1 m), panchromatic (0.5 m), multispectral (2 m), and pansharpened multispectral (0.5 m) orthoimages generated from tri-stereo imagery. DEM (30 m), and panchromatic (4 m) orthoimage generated from three declassified HEXAGON images. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet 
URL https://comet.nerc.ac.uk/tomorrows-cities/
 
Title Quito Geotechnical Database 
Description This Quito Geotechnical Database has been compiled and digitised from an extensive review of soil geotechnical test results reported in published literature including reports, research papers, and dissertations. The database describes geotechnical and geophysical soil properties distributed throughout Quito, Ecuador, recorded at different locations and comprising the results of both in situ tests and geotechnical laboratory tests. A detailed User Manual is provided with the database. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This Quito Geotechnical Database has been compiled and digitised from an extensive review of soil geotechnical test results reported in published literature including reports, research papers, and dissertations. The database describes geotechnical and geophysical soil properties distributed throughout Quito, Ecuador, recorded at different locations and comprising the results of both in situ tests and geotechnical laboratory tests. A detailed User Manual is provided with the database. 
URL https://data.bris.ac.uk/data/dataset/3m2ficmw3ltjx2m0yl4cwptkqm/
 
Title Rainfall Frequency Analysis: Python Codes 
Description Standard python codes for bias-correction and downscaling, rainfall frequency analysis. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact These codes were used for core analysis in this research. 
 
Title Rainfall datasets 
Description Extreme rainfall datasets for the historical and future projections (climate change) of rainfall in Kathmandu. This dataset was used for computation of rainfall extreme indices for future. Rainfall extreme like RX1day was used to quantify rainfall-related risk in future as direct input to flood modelling. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This can be used to understand the future projects of extreme rainfall, and to use it as input to flood modeling. 
 
Title SPOT-6/7 DEM and Imagery of Quito 
Description Point cloud, DEM (3 m), hillshade (3 m), panchromatic (1.5 m) and multispectral (6 m) orthoimages generated from stereo imagery. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet 
URL https://comet.nerc.ac.uk/tomorrows-cities/
 
Title Simulated ground motion database of five existing earthquakes 
Description This is a database of around 200 stochastically simulated earthquakes 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet 
 
Title Social and vulnerabillity data 
Description FGDs on community discussions for Kibera on Social vulnerabilities in Kibera 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The data will be used in developing the community visioning tools and in the developing of a working paper on community participation in disaster risk management 
 
Title Socio-Economic Data Attribute Table for Tomorrowville based on Real Data from Istanbul Low-Middle-High Income Districts 
Description The dataset for Socio-Economic Attribute Table for Tomorrowville is based on Real Data from two cities which are Nairobi for low-income zones and Kathmandu for middle and high-income zones. Real data that is derived from national and municipal data sources and processed for Istanbul's Low-Middle-High Income Districts is used as a benchmark. This dataset is used for estimations in DSE to differentiate between different income zones in Tomorrowville. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact It is used for estimations in DSE to differentiate between different income zones in Tomorrowville. 
URL https://uoe.sharepoint.com/:x:/r/sites/TomorrowsCities/_layouts/15/Doc.aspx?sourcedoc=%7B05B3DDD3-9C...
 
Title The developed set of tools consists of a set of Python codes 
Description The additional database developed includes the transportation infrastructure of the Tomorrowville testbed in a geospatial database (shapefiles). Developed a set of tools/models to analyze infrastructure considering disruptions due to the occurrence of hazards. The infrastructure models have been coupled with an agent-based model that accounts for the implications of variations in infrastructure development on land values and resulting dynamic residential location choices. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Developed set of tools/models are to analyse infrastructure considering disruptions due to the occurrence of hazards. The infrastructure models have been coupled with an agent-based model that accounts for the implications of variations in infrastructure development on land values and resulting dynamic residential location choices. 
 
Title Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment (TCDSE) engine, including input/output data for the demonstration testbed (Tomorrowville) 
Description TCDSE engine, including input/output data for the demonstration testbed (Tomorrowville) 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None Yet - the Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment will be applied to ongoing planning processes in focus cities, to inform risk-sensitive resident-led urban planning. 
 
Title Tomorrowville 
Description This dataset contains the physical and social information of Tomorrowville, within a GIS database. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Tomorrowville is being used as a proof of concept of the operational version of the Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment, and can be leveraged for effective stakeholder engagement. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LMXxaR7bJY
 
Title Urban development in Quito 
Description Compilation of important events in the urban development of Quito 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact this was used in exhibits (detailed in artistic outputs), and is being used in the development of a forensic paper, after which it will be published 
 
Title Validated simulation algorithm for Istanbul 
Description This is the validated version of stochastic simulation algorithm, EXSIM, for Istanbul - which can be used to simulate large magnitude earthquakes for this region. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This code will be used to simulate large magnitude earthquakes for Istanbul, and will be used in the Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment to inform the risk (from earthquake hazard) of future planning. 
 
Title Validated simulation algorithm for Istanbul 
Description This is the validated version of stochastic simulation algorithm, EXSIM, for Istanbul - which can be used to simulate large magnitude earthquakes for this region. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This code will be used to simulate large magnitude earthquakes for Istanbul, and will be used in the Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment to inform the risk (from earthquake hazard) of future planning. 
 
Title Written reports, videos and audios 
Description This dataset contains all the information gathered through the application of PAR methodologies in the San Francisco and San Luis Miravalle hillsides case studies 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Improved understanding of the underlying causes of vulnerability, social construction and negotiation of risk in areas with vulnerable populations. 
 
Description Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability (3CS) 
Organisation Ashoka University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hub research Prof Iain Stewart has been appointed as co-Director of the new interdisciplinary research centre at Ashoka University
Collaborator Contribution Prof Stewart was involved in the design of the new centre and will be at the heart of its aim to focus on communicating climate science and sustainability issues to publics and policy makers
Impact Healing Earth conference https://www.ashoka.edu.in/page/centre-for-climate-change-and-sustainability/
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration with College of Architects of Ecuador 
Organisation College of Architects of Ecuador (CAE-P)
Country Ecuador 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will we will co-produce and deliver workshops and training courses aimed at different audiences, on urban hazards (e.g. landslides) and risk. We will also produce new insights on green spaces from Earth observation data, which has been requested by the College.
Collaborator Contribution They have important data for the investigation (e.g. socioeconomic datasets) and provide access to key audiences for our engagement activities.
Impact No outputs or outcomes yet, but a series of activities are planned. This is an interdisciplinary collaboration involving geology, geography, anthropology, history and participatory action research.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration with UKRI GCRF Hub managers 
Organisation Coventry University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Collaborator Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Impact xxx
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with UKRI GCRF Hub managers 
Organisation Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Collaborator Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Impact xxx
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with UKRI GCRF Hub managers 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Collaborator Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Impact xxx
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with UKRI GCRF Hub managers 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Collaborator Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Impact xxx
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with UKRI GCRF Hub managers 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Collaborator Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Impact xxx
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with UKRI GCRF Hub managers 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Collaborator Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Impact xxx
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with UKRI GCRF Hub managers 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Collaborator Contribution Monthly online meetings, regular email exchanges and occasional in-person meet-ups to share experiences, perspectives and lessons learned with respect to managing the UKRI GCRF Hubs.
Impact xxx
Start Year 2019
 
Description Kathmandu City Steering Committee 
Organisation Government of Nepal
Country Nepal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Tomorrow's Cities team in Kathmandu has worked to form this Steering Committee based on interest from the Government of Nepal in how our research can inform the development of a new satellite city in Khokana.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have so far provided their time, interest and commitment - which have provided much needed legitimacy for this group to be formalised.
Impact While still in the formation stages, this group has already provided important access to people in key official positions in Kathmandu, relationships with whom will be impactful for our work. This was realised through the Kathmandu launch event, in which the following people attended and gave presentations: - Mr. Anil Pokharel, CEO of Nepal's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority - The Honourable Tara Devi Bhatt, Chair of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee - Mr Rabindra Maharjan, Chair of Ward 21 (Khokana) - Ms Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development
Start Year 2019
 
Description Kathmandu City Steering Committee 
Organisation Government of Nepal
Country Nepal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Tomorrow's Cities team in Kathmandu has worked to form this Steering Committee based on interest from the Government of Nepal in how our research can inform the development of a new satellite city in Khokana.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have so far provided their time, interest and commitment - which have provided much needed legitimacy for this group to be formalised.
Impact While still in the formation stages, this group has already provided important access to people in key official positions in Kathmandu, relationships with whom will be impactful for our work. This was realised through the Kathmandu launch event, in which the following people attended and gave presentations: - Mr. Anil Pokharel, CEO of Nepal's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority - The Honourable Tara Devi Bhatt, Chair of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee - Mr Rabindra Maharjan, Chair of Ward 21 (Khokana) - Ms Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development
Start Year 2019
 
Description Kathmandu City Steering Committee 
Organisation Government of Nepal
Country Nepal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Tomorrow's Cities team in Kathmandu has worked to form this Steering Committee based on interest from the Government of Nepal in how our research can inform the development of a new satellite city in Khokana.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have so far provided their time, interest and commitment - which have provided much needed legitimacy for this group to be formalised.
Impact While still in the formation stages, this group has already provided important access to people in key official positions in Kathmandu, relationships with whom will be impactful for our work. This was realised through the Kathmandu launch event, in which the following people attended and gave presentations: - Mr. Anil Pokharel, CEO of Nepal's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority - The Honourable Tara Devi Bhatt, Chair of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee - Mr Rabindra Maharjan, Chair of Ward 21 (Khokana) - Ms Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development
Start Year 2019
 
Description Kathmandu City Working Group 
Organisation Ward of the Lalitpur Municipality, Kathmandu
Country Nepal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Kathmandu team have convened this group around the community level work of the Hub, in order to include and legitimise community perspectives amongst national stakeholder (mainly decision makers). While this was initiated by Tomorrow's Cities, provisions for such a group was laid out in the DRRM Act 2017 and Local Government Act 2017 (as a "Ward level Disaster Risk management Committee").
Collaborator Contribution The Ward of the Lalitpur Municipality are coordinating the activities of this group.
Impact The Kathmandu team has built strong relationships with decision makers in Khokana at ward level, in particular with the Ward Chair, through sustained and intentional engagement over time. A combination of intentional engagement in Khokana which facilitated listening to the needs of the Ward Chair, with a clear multi-hazard offer have enabled trust to be built. The agreed collaboration with local leaders has supported the operationalisation and the reorientation of the Ward Disaster Management Committee towards greater inclusion in the development of a local risk informed land use plan. This progress at the Ward level is now opening up opportunities for engagement with policy makers at national level.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Leveraging MCR2030 and risk capacity support to Nairobi city 
Organisation African Centre for Technology Studies
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Nairobi Hub team convened and led at 2 bilateral meetings led by the Hub and facilitated a meeting at the Nairobi city offices by introducing the UN team to the city policymakers with regards to potential collaboration. Them have facilitated data access, data sharing, analysis, and modeling techniques.
Collaborator Contribution "UNDRR & UN coordination office are now pursuing signing of an agreement with the Nairobi CITY county government to officially commence the engagement. UNDRR is in discussion with the Hub to collaborate in capacity building as the await officially signing f bilateral agreement with the city authority. All partners have contributed to advancements in data access, data sharing, analysis, and modeling techniques."
Impact "1) The Hub is supporting the city to register, fill and upload relevant documents onto MCR2030 dashboard with the guide of UNDRR. 2) UNDRR and the Hub are co-developing a capacity building plan that will not only support Nairobi city but also other cities in Kenya. "
Start Year 2021
 
Description Partnership between the Quito City Museums Foundation and Tomorrow's Cities Quito 
Organisation Quito City Museums Foundation
Country Ecuador 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As part of the partnership between the Quito City Museums Foundation and Tomorrow's Cities Quito, a series of activities have been planned with museums across the city, aimed at co-producing knowledge and generating educational activities for diverse audiences. Tomorrow's Cities is providing new insights and novel interdisciplinary and participatory approaches to public engagement.
Collaborator Contribution The Quito City Museums Foundation is providing museum space and practitioner public engagement expertise to work with Tomorrow's Cities to engage the public on disaster risk.
Impact This partnership has just begun but a series of workshops are planned, as well as museum exhibits. This collaboration is interdisciplinary, involving: geology, geography, anthropology, history and participatory action research methods.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Partnership with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality 
Organisation Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Country Turkey 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have been contributing to their capacity in terms of multi-hazard risk analysis and risk reduction. Bogazici University has taken the responsibility of representing the Istanbul Hub in general and of coordinating research activities between other collaborators with the IMM, especially for data exchange. In order to ensure its credibility and transparency, Istanbul Hub Office has been working with the Bogazici University's legal adviser to create data request forms.
Collaborator Contribution IMM and its departments are very responsive to our meeting calls and knowledge exchange requests. They have been sharing the data with Bogazici University directly, and Istanbul Hub's collaborators indirectly. They have been taking part in the research and been willing to enhance their capacity with Istanbul Hub's outputs.
Impact No completed outputs or outcomes yet, aside from relationship building and collaboration on research outputs. This is an interdisciplinary collaboration with contributions from hazard science, seismology, engineering, sociology, science and technology studies.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership with Kenya Red Cross Society 
Organisation International Committee of the Red Cross
Department Kenya Red Cross Society
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development and implementation of research Stakeholder engagement, partnerships and networking
Collaborator Contribution Linkages to the Mukuru Spatial Planning Area (SPA) - the study area
Impact Participation in policy and community dialogues This has been an interdisciplinary collaboration, involving: community engagement, policy analysis, gender integration, hazard science and risk modelling.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership with Nairobi City County Government 
Organisation Nairobi City Council
Country Kenya 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Advice on policy relating to disaster risk reduction (e.g. reviewing of the Disaster Risk Management Act (2015)
Collaborator Contribution Participation in research on disaster risk reduction, including sharing of data.
Impact NCCG participation in policy and community dialogues NCCG sharing inventories of hazards in Nairobi, DRR institutional mapping, and risk loss data NCCG sharing fire and flood modelling spatial metrics and aerial images of Mukuru NCCG sharing river flow data, historical flood dynamics data, and data on fire incidents in Nairobi This has been an interdisciplinary collaboration, involving: community engagement, policy analysis, gender integration, hazard science and risk modelling.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with Quito City Municipality 
Organisation Municipality of Quito
Country Ecuador 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Advice and evidence on disaster risk aspects of urban planning. Involvement in research.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, participation in research and impact meetings and dialogues.
Impact Participation in key workshops. Interdisciplinary: anthropology, geology, Earth observation, hazards science, history.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership with Turkish Republic Presidency - Strategy and Budget Department 
Organisation Turkish Republic Presidency
Country Turkey 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We initiated initial talks with the Strategy and Budget Department because they've been monitoring and evaluating public funds, which are relevant to our research.
Collaborator Contribution They have been contributing to the Istanbul Hub as a representative of the State and providing inputs for our research (mostly social science).
Impact Participation in workshops and meetings. This is an interdisciplinary collaboration involving: sociology, science and technology studies, hazards science, engineering.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Transforming Understanding of Disasters Through Interdisciplinary Events 
Organisation Istanbul Technical University
Country Turkey 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As part of research proposal to the British Academy Knowledge Frontiers (submitted in Sept 2021-2 year project-£200,000), new stakeholder partnerships have been established with Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture, ARADA (community led Arts for Social change NGO in Istanbul, and Buyukcekmece Municipality in West Istanbul.
Collaborator Contribution New partners will play a central role in developing new approaches to interdisciplinary working to reduce poverty, and enhance disaster resilience in West Istanbul
Impact We still await the decision from the British Academy as to whether this project has been funded or not
Start Year 2021
 
Title Building Footprint Generator 
Description Three independently working software options (MATLAB script, Python script and standalone executable) for generating XY coordinates and footprints from tabular data. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Not yet 
URL https://github.com/TomorrowsCities/BuildingXyFootprintGenerator
 
Title Github/readthedocs repository 
Description The online version of the capacity strengthening material (to be uploaded when complete) 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The online version of the capacity strengthening material (to be uploaded when complete) 
URL https://github.com/TomorrowsCities/capacityStrengthening
 
Title HAIL-CAESAR landscape evolution model 
Description Open source flood and landscape evolution model. The original model was developed in the University of Edinburgh prior to the start of the hub. My work in the hub has improved the model so that it can be used in more diverse geographic locations and can incorporate different drivers of flooding. The model has also been tested and calibrated in an urban context for the first time. The current version was released (update) in 2021 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Can allow high resolution dems to be used to produce high resolution flood maps with reasonable computational time. 
URL https://hail-caesar.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
 
Title Impact Metrics Scenario Dashboard 
Description A publicly available web dashboard to compare impact metrics for different land-use scenarios. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Not yet 
URL https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/bdb65f60a88b4f3fa4e0ad869b4b621b/
 
Title Istanbul Resilient Urban Development-Decision Support Environment 
Description A platform that acts as a repository for disaster risk knowledge including GIS background. 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact It's in beta test level. Since not released; no impacts are measured or witnessed yet. 
URL https://tomorrowsistanbul.geoperformans.com/en
 
Title Istanbul Resilient Urban Development-Decision Support Environment 
Description The online platform and GIS background for Istanbul will act as a gateway to risk information. The website provides the core data of hazard, loss, exposure, vulnerability as well as the maps that visualising those data in the selected areas. 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact It's in beta test level. Since not released; no impacts are measured or witnessed yet. 
URL https://tomorrows.istanbul
 
Title Layer Excluder 
Description Two independently working software options (QGIS script and standalone executable) for excluding requested layers from land-use plan. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Not yet 
URL https://github.com/TomorrowsCities/LayerExcluder
 
Title Preliminary operational version of the Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment 
Description This software forms the computational model of the preliminary version of the operational DSE published in Earth's Future 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This software has been used to inform the computational model of the final version of the operational DSE. It has resulted in a journal publication in Earth's Future. 
 
Title TC On-line Future Visioning Webtool 
Description Digital platform to carry out the future visioning activities on a webtool 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Digital platform to carry out the future visioning activities on a webtool. 
URL https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/05b52c5936cc47e98648a7c53e7b9514/
 
Title TCDSE Launch User Guide 
Description Detailed technical report that explains everything related with TCDSE from installation to tutorial section. This report will be used by users to assist them about usage of the software program. 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Detailed technical report that explains everything related with TCDSE from installation to tutorial section. This report will be used by users to assist them about usage of the software program. 
 
Title TCDSE Matlab Desktop Application 
Description This is a software platform designed by using MATLAB programming. This program will help users to calculate impact metrics by supplying exposure, hazard and vulnerability data. In addition, WP2 Application will be embedded inside this program to generate a more user friendly environment with a lot of flexibility. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Visioning Scenario Application will be embedded inside this program to generate a more user friendly environment with a lot of flexibility. 
URL https://github.com/TomorrowsCities/ComputationalModellingDesktopApp
 
Title TCDSE Matlab Visioning Scenario Computational Model Data Production Tool 
Description This program will help users to generate building, household and individual layer dataset just by giving land use data along with some probability distributions. Users will be able to generate synthetic dataset by using this program with their own customisation. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This program will help users to generate building, household and individual layer dataset just by giving land use data along with some probability distributions. Users will be able to generate synthetic dataset by using this program with their own customisation. 
URL https://github.com/TomorrowsCities/DataProductionMatlab
 
Title The physical impact model scoring system 
Description Github repository related to the physical impact model scoring system 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact This model will score the impact in TCDSE Applications. 
URL https://github.com/robgen/rankFragilityVulnerability
 
Title Tomorrowville data schema 
Description Github repository related to the first consistent Tomorrowville data schema 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The first consistent Tomorrowville data schema (then moved to the Tomorrowcities GitHub username) 
URL https://github.com/robgen/tomorrowville
 
Title Turkey, Istanbul-A Seismic resilience analysis software program for a transportation network around Fikirtepe neighbourhood, Istanbul, Turkey 
Description The software is a by-product of a paper that currently is under review. It has been developed to analyse a transportation network around the Fikirtepe neighbourhood in Istanbul, Turkey. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The software can be used to analyse the aforementioned case study network and provide an analysis framework and data schema for similar analysis of general transportation networks. 
 
Title Urban Growth Modelling 
Description The model aims to forecast the spatial distribution of urban settlements in line with the SDGs and for the assessment of future disaster risk using open-access multi-temporal satellite imagery spanning approximately the last 20 years. The framework applicable to everywhere on Earth is revealed since it depends on open data and well-known machine learning RF algorithm and supports the authorities in terms of; Urban growth estimation, Support decision-making mechanisms, Better planning, Risk mitigation. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Not yet 
 
Description 12th National Conference of Earthquake Engineering, Salt Lake City, June 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 12NCEE: Reimagining Risk and Resilience
12NCEE was the U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) every 4 years in conjunction with federal and local partners. This milestone conference brought together professionals from the U.S. and international earthquake community, across a broad range of disciplines: architecture, civil and structural engineering, seismology, geology, geophysics, geotechnical engineering, business, public policy, the social sciences, regional planning, emergency response, and regulation. 12NCEE was held in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 27-July 1, 2022.
Hub Co-Is Prof Carmine Galasso, Dr Gemma Cremen, and Dr Roberto Gentile were all invited to give presentations at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://12ncee.org/about
 
Description 2021 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) International Pacific Rim Forum on Regional Scale Simulations of Earthquake Ground Motions and Infrastructure Response for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Galasso was invited to give a talk (online) on 'A Multi-Level Framework for Region-Specific Engineering Validation of Simulated Ground Motions', at the 2021 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) International Pacific Rim Forum on Regional Scale Simulations of Earthquake Ground Motions and Infrastructure Response for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering, Berkeley, CA, USA, June 16-17, 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 25 minutes of coverage in Kathmandu news programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Nepali news network, News24Nepal, took part in the Kathmandu launch event in order to record footage for their Development Forum programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description A public talk on 'Tomorrow's Cities' as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's 'Inspiring Talks' series. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Iain Stewart gave a public lecture as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's 'Inspiring Talks' series. The talk led to media interest in the Tomorrow's Cities project, e.g. https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18305940.protect-worlds-disaster-vulnerable-cities-need-storytelling-says-iain-stewart-not-numbers/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KkesDIGIt4
 
Description All HUB Kathmandu Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact John McCloskey brief the project and city team submitted out put and updates. New city selection criterion were discussed. From Kathmandu team, Project Manager Arun led the meeting where all researcher from 5 organization were present. The team included, Sangeeta Singh, Suraj Lamichhane, Basanta Raj Adhikari, Gokarna Motra, Deepak Chamlagain, Ravi Pangeni, Sangita Adhikari, Bhola Ghimire, Ramesh Guragain, Vibek Manandhar, Netra Timsena, Dilli poudel, Rojina Manandhar, Rojina Hyaiju, Shankar Shrestha, Divas Basnyat, Dharam Raj Uprety, Januka Gyanwali and John Mccloskey. They discussed the current status of the project and what TCDSE will lool like going forward. Suraj and team presented the city selection criteria and proposed Rapti city for research. The outcome of the meeting was all agreed to visit Rapti in couple of days. 10 people were selected for the visit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/UrbanRiskHub/status/1587000617419030530?s=20
 
Description An Overview of Multi-Hazards and Risks in Turkey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Web article: An Overview of Multi-Hazards and Risks in Turkey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://tomorrowscities.org/overview-multi-hazards-and-risks-turkey
 
Description Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) International Convention Structural Engineering: Getting Smarter to New and Future Challenges, Manila, Philippines, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Galasso was invited to give the keynote talk (online) on New Technologies and Digital Tools for Assessing Multi-Hazard Risk of Community Assets at the 2021 Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) International Convention Structural Engineering: Getting Smarter to New and Future Challenges, Manila, Philippines, May 20-22, 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Cities and Resilience Seminar: Imagining future African cities in the post-COVID-19 world 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On Thursday 3 September 2020, the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN), in collaboration with the Nairobi Risk Hub, hosted a seminar on the theme Resilient African cities beyond COVID-19.The Resilient African cities beyond COVID-19 seminar brought together a wide spectrum of stakeholders from diverse fields of urban planning, policy and governance, transport, architecture, disaster risk management and resilience, among others. The discussions were centered on three contexts:

The context of COVID-19 and African cities
How research can be used to influence resilience post-COVID-19, with empirical evidence being drawn from the following three projects; A systems approach to air pollution (ASAP), Governance of Socio-technical Transformation (GoST) and the Nairobi Risk Hub, all supported through ARIN
Current trends in building resilience in African cities and how researchers can respond to the impacts of COVID-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/cities-and-resilience-seminar-imagining-future-african-cities-post-c...
 
Description Current Risk Management approaches in Kathmandu 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog highlighting Current Risk Management approaches in Kathmandu
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/current-risk-management-approaches-kathmandu
 
Description Current risk management approaches in Istanbul 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog highlighting insights into risk management approaches in Istanbul
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/current-risk-management-approaches-istanbul
 
Description Current risk management approaches in Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog highlighting insights into Current risk management approaches in Nairobi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/current-risk-management-approaches-nairobi
 
Description Current risk management approaches in Quito 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog highlighting insights into current risk management approaches in Quito
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/current-risk-management-approaches-quito
 
Description Dr Sophie Blackburn (OBU) on social contracts and climate adaptation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An interview by Cimpatico Studios of one of our Co-Is, Sophie Blackburn, where she discusses her work for Tomorrow's Cities

Cimpatico Studios produces live-stream talk shows about complex global challenges, featuring professionals from around the world who are working on these issues. All of Cimpatico Studios' episodes are streamed directly to cimpatico.tv, an invite-only professional network designed to help professionals share knowledge and coordinate their efforts to improve outcomes of common interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaGVYcX91OU
 
Description DwD-UKADR-DRG-UKCDR International Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This was an international event, led by one of our Co-Is (Andrew Collins, Northumbria University) and included a session dedicated to Tomorrow's Cities and the UKRI GCRF Deltas Hub. This was an important networking event for reaching into the global NGO community looking at DRR, and sparked much interest in the Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://gadri.net/events/2019/04/dwd-ukadr-drg-ukcdr-international-conference-2019.html
 
Description EGU Blog: Democratising the concept of risk: The Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This blog article is authored by Dr. Roberto Gentile and the Early Career Risk Working Group in the Tomorrow's Cities Hub (in particular, Dr. Maria Evangelina Filippi, Dr. Gemma Cremen, Dr. Luke Jenkins, Dr. Emin Yahya Mentese, Prof Carmine Galasso, Prof John McCloskey) was published in the blog of the Geodynamics (GD) Division of the European Geosciences Union(EGU).
The article explores how we can battle the rapid urbanisation and reduce the disaster risk for the poor people in the future through the Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment for risk-informed, pro-poor urban planning, and design.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/gd/2022/06/15/democratising-the-concept-of-risk-the-tomorrows-cities-...
 
Description EGU General Assembly 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Istanbul HUB researchers made presentation on Multi-Hazard in The EGU 2021 Conference which aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.egu21.eu/
 
Description Eco Communities workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of this event was to explore the concept of Ecocities as means of addressing the the complex relationship between the human environments with the natural ecosystem, in the context of the Lalitpur Metropolitan city area. The outome of this has been to create link with the Mayor of the Lalitpur Municipality and other stakeholders that are key to Tomorrow's Cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ecuador Educaction for discussing its engagement in our projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with the Ministry of Educaction for discussing its engagement in our projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador Meeting for discussing and articulating the activities of the lab and the modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with the mayor advisor for discusing how to articulate the work of the lab and the modelling
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador Meeting for discussing the political aproach and strategy with local government, given La Gasca's 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with the team in order to define the comunicational strategy for the next two months
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador Meeting to define the political aproach for promoting the engagement of the local government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting to define the strategy to engage the local government in our future events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador Meeting with USFQ to validate a workshop for teachers on the platform "Reducir Riesgos en Quito" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Meeting with USFQ to validate a workshop for teachers on the platform "Reducir Riesgos en Quito"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador Monjas´s river activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Municipality requires support for dealing with high risk areas. They need to sensibilize and explain the risk to communities and from TC we have methodologies to do so.This was the first meeting for articulate activities in this part of the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador Protection Parameters and Risk Mitigation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with the Housing and development ministry for supporting their initiative of building protection parameters and risk mitigation regulations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador Visit TC exhibitions in Quito San Luis Miravalle community group 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact visit temporary exhibits with different audiences to promote risk culture in Quito, participants are perceptive with each interactive activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador Visit TC exhibitions in Quito San Luis Miravalle community group 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Visit the temporary exhibitions with different audiences to promote risk culture in Quito, participants are perceptive with each interactive activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador Workshop on Interdisciplinary Tools for Natural Risk Management in Quito 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop intended to present some case studies around natural risk management and its importance for the public policy debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.facebook.com/MuseoCiudadUIO/videos/348137093478812
 
Description Ecuador Workshop on a post evaluation of our exhibitions with cultural mediaton team from our museum allies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop intended to promote debate around the way our exhibitions were conceibed and desplayed and evaluate the coproduction process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador Workshop on the importance of bringing historical analysis on the natural risk management 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop intended to show how historical analysis become essential for natural risk management in the city
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.facebook.com/MuseoCiudadUIO/videos/310616661015310
 
Description Ecuador Workshop on the importance of historical and scientifical outcomes as educational tools in natural risk management on the local arena 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop intended to present some case studies around the use of historical data anda science outcomes to create critical thinking and promote action on communities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.facebook.com/MuseoCiudadUIO/videos/1147647755971113
 
Description Ecuador: Exhibition at Yaku Water Museum: The Paths of Water. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This exhibition is the result of the research and social work of La Cabina de la Curiosidad and Wayku project (both collaborators of Tomorrow's Cities Quito). The exhibition makes a deep inquiry into the geography that make up the streams and river basins of the city of Quito and the country in general. It presents the journey of water and explains the importance of building with awareness of the risks that this particular geography can bring.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Exhibition at the Architecture Museum of Ecuador: The Neighborhoods Speak 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exhibition of the material produced in the workshops on gender, intersectionality and risks: maps, politicized phrases and plasticine sculpture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Government and Community Stakeholders General Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact General meeting with the main partners and stakeholders from the Quito Hub (mainly public officers from the Quito municipality and the study case area administration) to share the Hub's work plan (until March 2023) and record their feedback and observations. Additionally, this meeting was to share the different steps and activities of the work plan in which the stakeholders and partners will be involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Interdisciplinary talks around risk and urban development in Musuems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Quito Hub team prepared a series of talks (10 sessions in total) for the Museo de la Ciudad and the Museo del Carmen Alto with speakers from the Hub but also from other stakeholders (Municipality, organised communities, other experts outside the Hub, artists that collaborated in the exhibits). These talks where aimed at discuss publicly the relationship between risk and urban development, as well as how interdisciplinarity help understand and communicate about this complex problem and to listen to different stakeholder points of view.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.facebook.com/MuseoCiudadUIO/videos
 
Description Ecuador: Meeting with public officers from the Municipality (specifically the Secretary of Planning) and the Empresa Publica Metropolitana de Agua Potable y Saneamiento (Metropolitan Public Water and Sanitation Company) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was an introductory meeting to the project, the methodology and the different work phases and activities After this, a discussion was opened to explore different possibilities in which these two public entities could get involved and participate more actively in the project. And also how the DSE methodology can be used and applied by these institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Meeting with the new Metropolitan Director of Risk Management of the Quito Municipality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting between the researchers involved in the Urban Lab and policy instruments development and the new Metropolitan Director of Risk Management of the Quito Municipality and his team to discuss the involvement of this unit in the project and the future transfer of knowledge of the project results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Quito Hub General Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting to gather all the researchers involved with the Quito case both from the local and the international team to discuss the work plan and the planned activities for each WP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://uoe.sharepoint.com/:u:/r/sites/TomorrowsCities/Shared%20Documents/I.%20Cities/Quito/Internal...
 
Description Ecuador: Special session on 'Special session on lessons from social sciences and related disciplines' at IAVCEI Cities on Volcanoes 4. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hub researcher Prof Jenni Barclay was asked to chair a session on 'lessons learned from social sciences and related disciplines' at the IAVCEI Cities on Volcanoes 4. This session brought together lessons from social sciences and humanities to risk professionals and academics in volcanology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Technical analysis of the La Gasca disaster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The technical analysis of the La Gasca disaster carried out by the Tomorrow's Cities Quito team was presented
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Visit to the exhibition "Los Barrios Hablan" by members of the neighbourhood Valle del Sur. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In the context of the exhibition we conducted a guided tour of the exhibition with residents of the Valle del Sur neighborhood. As part of the exhibition we had a space for reflection in which we invited people to share their experiences around disaster risk and if their actions to build their neighborhood would have been different knowing the condition of risk in which they are. In addition, we closed the visit with an exercise in which people wrote on colored cards phrases about risk addressed to authorities or even to their own community, these cards were then placed in the available space we have in the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Web Platform Reducing Risks in Quito 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The digital platform "Reducir Riesgos en Quito" was built using a participatory methodology that includes the contribution of teenagers from a public school in the city, to disseminate relevant scientific and historical information. With the aim that knowledge and awareness about the environment allow us to build new generations involved in reducing risks from natural hazards in Quito.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://reducirriesgosenquito.com/
 
Description Ecuador: Workshop - Drone flight: Looking at the risks from above 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop was divided into four parts. The first was for the presentation of the project, the second was a drone flight and mapping of past events, then there was an exercise aimed at visualising the neighbourhood in the future, and finally, to commemorate Environment Day, the Environmental Unit of the zonal Administration, together with the community, planted several species of trees in the area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Workshop - Future Visioning of Risk in Quito (Case study) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop was divided into three parts. In the first, there were keynote presentations on two topics: 1) The decision support environment (DSE), the modules that compose it and its operationalization in the territory, which was in charge of the Tomorrow's Cities team; and 2) The geophysical and socio-environmental characteristics of the intervention case "Santa Rosa de Pomasqui", in charge of the team of the Zonal Administration La Delicia. These presentations were the starting point to contextualize the expected scope of the intervention. The third moment of the workshop was the "visioning" exercise among the guests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Workshop - Recognizing our footprints to reach our desired space 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The workshop started with the presentation of the participants, then the first exercise, which consisted of the construction of a timeline, then the second exercise aimed at visualizing and building the desired space and finally the closing of the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Workshop on data collection and ways to make data visible. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop by expert scientists on data collection and publication for citizen science application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ecuador: Workshop on gender, intersectionality and risks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 5 workshops directed mainly (but exclusively) to women in the city of Quito, where the question is: How do we experience disasters from a risk and intersectionality approach? Through feminist methodologies and art.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tomorrow's Cities researchers were successful in securing a number of presentations at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2022 (EGU22), contributing to it with the presentations across multiple sessions.

Session NH10.1, Innovative approaches for multi-hazard risk assessments and their applications to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Mapping future exposure to multiple hazards in Tomorrow's Cities: the Khokana, Kathmandu, Nepal case study

Aditi Dhakal, Suresh Chaudhary, Ramesh Guragain, Vibek Manandhar, Roberto Gentile, Gemma Cremen, Carmine Galasso, and John McCloskey
Mon, 23 May, 14:26-14:33

Characterising the dynamic physical vulnerability of Tomorrow's Cities to multiple natural hazards
Roberto Gentile, Vibek Manandhar, Gemma Cremen, Luke Jenkins, Emin Mentese, Ramesh Guragain, Carmine Galasso, and John McCloskey
Mon, 23 May, 14:33-14:40

A Novel Decision Support Environment for Risk-Informed Urban Planning in Tomorrow's Cities
John McCloskey, Mark Pelling, Gemma Cremen, Carmine Galasso, Ramesh Guragain, and Vera Bukachi
Mon, 23 May, 16:10-16:17

A State-of-the-Art Approach to Modeling Future Multi-Hazard Risk, supporting People-Centred Decision Making
Gemma Cremen, Carmine Galasso, John McCloskey, and the Tomorrow's Cities Early Career Risk Working Group
Mon, 23 May, 16:17-16:24

Physics-based simulations of multiple hazards for risk sensitive land use planning
Luke Jenkins, Maggie Creed, Karim Tarbali, Manoranjan Muthusamy, Robert Sakic Trogrlic, Jeremy Phillips, Hugh Sinclair, Carmine Galasso, and John McCloskey
Mon, 23 May, 16:24-16:31

Unleashing the power of the interdisciplinary in disaster risk reduction: reflections from an early career researcher group developing a risk-informed decision support environment for Tomorrow's Cities
Maria Evangelina Filippi, Robert Sakic Trogrlic, Gemma Cremen, Alejandro Barcena, Emin Mentese, Roberto Gentile, Maggie Creed, Luke Jenkins, Manoranjan Muthusamy, Karim Tarbali, Aditi Dhakal, Vibek Manandhar, Miksen Rai, Sangita Adhikari, Mehmet Kalaycioglu, Bosibori Barake, Dilli Prasad Poudel, Carmine Galasso, and John McCloskey
Mon, 23 May, 17:32-17:39

Stakeholder Perceptions of Multi-hazards and Implications for Urban Disaster Risk Reduction in Istanbul
Emin Yahya Mentese, Robert Šakic Trogrlic, Ekbal Hussein, Harriet Thompson, Emine Öner, Aslihan Yolcu, and Bruce D. Malamud
Mon, 23 May, 17:46-17:53

Session NH4.2, Physical and data-driven models for seismic risk assessments toward disaster reduction
The effects of large-scale geological characteristics on the average spatial pattern of earthquake-induced ground motions
Karim Tarbali, John McCloskey, Himanshu Agrawal, and Carmine Galasso
Fri, 27 May, 15:35-15:40

Session NH9.9, Natural hazards: urban growth and health impacts
Dynamic risk scenarios for single and multi-hazards in the Global South: Nairobi, Istanbul and Kathmandu
Bruce D. Malamud, Robert Šakic Trogrlic, Ekbal Hussain, Harriet Thompson, Emin Yahya Mentese, Emine Öner, Aslihan Yolcu, Emmah Mwangi, and Joel Gill
Mon, 23 May, 08:35-08:45

Modelling increasing natural-hazard risk due to urban growth in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Carlos Mesta, Gemma Cremen, and Carmine Galasso
Mon, 23 May, 10:30-10:37
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.egu22.eu/
 
Description Flood meeting in Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This was the first meeting that was specifically dedicated to the flooding issue in Kokhana (Kathmandu), the site chosen for the development of a new smart city. The meeting involved researchers from Tribhuvan University, University of Edinburgh, University of York, as well as partners such as Practical Action and NSET. We visited the site in Kokhana, met local representatives (including the Ward Chairman), exchanged knowledge of the current physical and social "setup" in the Kathmandu basin, and discussed available tools (monitoring modelling) and strategy for the coming year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Frontiers of Development symposium: Disaster resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Members of our Istanbul Team and Advisory Board were invited to lead the following sessions:
- The importance of governance in resilience building and embedding disaster resilience into broader development interventions
- Understanding vulnerabilities and crisis points including systemic vulnerabilities

One of our Istanbul Co-Is, Professor Erdal Safak, was event co-chair.

The primary purpose of the symposium was to bring together academicians and experts from different disciplines focused on disaster studies, to encourage the establishment of new research and project networks and partnerships, and to support multifaceted and multifaceted projects.

As a result, a new multi-hazard research group has formed, and a grant was awarded for a project involving one of our Co-Is, Dr. Max Hope, on 'Investigating Approaches to Encourage Seismic Retrofitting in Less Developed Countries'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/RAEngGlobal/status/1284073006600527874
 
Description Geoportal of the Quito Urban Information Centre launched 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 9 September Tomorrow's Cities Quito participated in the launch of the College of Architects of Ecuador's Geoportal of the Quito Urban Information Centre. This innovative digital tool allows users to access georeferenced data for the entire metropolitan district of Quito.

The Geoportal will provide access to information on types of soil and mechanical properties useful for hazards modelling, urban growth data, environmental services and relevant information for risk management (e.g. public and open spaces, immediate aid units, community police stations, medical centres and other relevant services).

Daniel Andrade, Tomorrow's Cities Quito City Lead, said: "We hope to provide scientific information that will be co-produced with our strategic partners. The existence of this geoportal is extremely useful for scientific research".

The College of Architects of Ecuador has been a strategic partner of Tomorrow's Cities Quito since 2019. The partnership with the College of Architects of Ecuador will provide key information for Tomorrow's Cities Quito's research, as well as generating data jointly for the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/geoportal-quito-urban-information-centre-launched
 
Description Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Bank 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Galasso was invited to give a talk (online) and be a panelist on Efficient risk data sharing: A dedicated disaster risk data library at the 2020 Understanding Risk Forum, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Bank, USA, December 1, 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hub Co-I, Lucy Pearson (GNDR) attended this event in New York in September. She had conversations with UNDP, UNDRR and INGOs about the work of the Hub, pointing them towards future updates on the website, and talked about the focus of urban risk and the combination of local and scientific knowledge at an event during this conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description High Level Political Forum side event 'A post-COVID world where global impact for resilience is achieved with local action' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The COVID pandemic highlights the importance of local action. How can we bolster it in a coherent manner, to ensure global impact? During this event we will discuss what hinders effective localisation of resilience and what actions can UN, governments and society take to support local action. GNDR and partners have developed a set of recommendations for how local actors can lead risk-informed development. This event will expand on this work and engage participants in an online discussion that will inform the development of concrete policy recommendations for all of society to accelerate implementation of the SDGs through local action.

As a result, international development actors were made aware of how critical local action on multi-hazard issues is, and of Tomorrow's Cities plans to address this through research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IPCC Summary for Urban Policymakers Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hub researchers Eva Filippi, Max Hope and Mark Pelling participated in an IPCC Summary for Urban Policymakers workshop. The workshop ran from the 18-20 July with IPCC Lead Authors building on the 6th Assessment Report to produce essential updates on the status of climate change associated loss and damage, risk, adaptation options and enabling conditions for urban policy makers. This is a key activity in communicating the findings of the IPCC to city level policy makers so that the time limited opportunity to build equitable and sustainable resilience into ongoing and projected urban development is achievable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Interflam conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hub Co-I, David Rush (University of Edinburgh) attended this conference in London in September. It brought together engineers, scientists, practitioners and regulators from around the globe to discuss fire disaster risk. As a result of networking and presenting on the Hub's work, David has been Invited to participate in Development of Urban FRAME - a tool on Urban Fire Risk Assessment and Mitigation Evaluation - with the World Bank.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Twitter campaign aimed at raising the profile of the Tomorrow's Cities project amongst DRR and development actors at local, national and international levels. KPIs = new followers on Twitter and visits to website.

As a result:
IDDRR video views: 1,297

Average monthly impressions (how many people see our tweets each month): 5,976
Average impressions per day in previous 28 days: 420
IDDRR impressions: 4,801

Average engagement rate (how much people like, reply, retweet or click links on our tweets): 1.29%
IDDRR engagement rate: 4.1%

Average new followers per month: 28
IDDRR new followers: 16

Average daily visits to website 13 October 2019 - 12 October 2020: 18
Largest amount of visits to website on one day 13 October 2019 - 12 October 2020: 209
IDDRR visits to website: 100
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWrXPw_9ePUNYCUKdUMgGT2FkH55oNqXZ
 
Description Interview with the Technical Secretary of Planning, Ecuador 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An interview carried out by the Technical Secretary of Planning for Ecuador with members of the Tomorrow's Cities team in Quito. They discussed in detail the mission of the Hub and their contributions to it, and, in particular, how this relates to the role of risk management in land use planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.planificacion.gob.ec/la-secretaria-tecnica-de-planifica-ecuador-dialogo-sobre-la-importa...
 
Description Istanbul City Partners meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the first formal meeting of Istanbul partners, including the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the National DRR authority (AFAD). The purpose was to introduce the Hub to key partners (for the first time since being awarded funding), build relationships and develop a shared understanding of what the Hub's work in Istanbul should aim to achieve and initiate co-production of work plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Istanbul MEL workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was an early engagement aimed at co-producing the first draft of the Istanbul Theory of Change diagram. It included key researchers from across the Istanbul team, as well as participants from the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the National Disaster Risk Reduction Authority (AFAD). This was a key moment of engagement between these stakeholders, planting the seeds of shared understanding and building relationships, which we have drawn on many times since then. Another key outcome was that the impact agenda of the Hub was understood and accepted by all stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Earthquake Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of this event was to... The main outcome was that new connections were made with key stakeholders, with the potential for future collaboration in the Istanbul work plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality signing protocols with Bogazici University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A press release about the signing of two important protocols with Bogazici University, related to the work of Tomorrow's Cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ibb.istanbul/News/Detail/37330
 
Description Istanbul workshop on earthquakes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of this event was to work towards making Istanbul more resilient to earthquakes. The outcomes have been to raise awareness of and interest in Tomorrow's Cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Istanbul workshop to build capacity on communication and engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a capacity building workshop funded through the additional GCRF capacity building funding we received from the Scottish Funding Council via the University of Edinburgh. The purpose was to build understanding of and capacity for communication within a challenge-led research programme. The participants included key researchers from the Istanbul team, as well as members of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and involved engagement with the community leader from a local case-study site, during a site visit. Beyond increasing understanding of the role of communication as a process (i.e. not merely an output) within challenge-led research, participants reported a shift in perspective on the impact that their research and co-production activities were aiming to achieve. We also believe that a key relationship was formed with the community leader, who could play a strong role in the community engagement activities of the Hub. Strong relationships were also formed with two experts in risk communication, who helped deliver the workshop, which provides potential access to global networks in this area as well as potential collaborations on risk communication in Nepal and Kenya.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John McCloskey met with different government stakeholders in Kathmandu, Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A progress and plan from each institution and discussion about way forward. Plus a new city selection criterion discussion. The institution involved are Ministry of Urban development, Department of Hydrology and meteorology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Joint thematic session on Earthquake Risk Reduction and Management in Nepal with national stakeholders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On the occasion of the 23rd Earthquake Safety Day in Nepal, NSET Jointly organized a Thematic Session on "Earthquake Risk Reduction and Management in Nepal" with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) and Madhyapur Thimi Municipality on 20 Jan 2021. In the event, Prof. John McCloskey (PI) and Ms. Sangeeta Singh (City Research Lead, Kathmandu) presented on the project, its overall goal, specific impact objectives and the project's goal of focusing on engagement and impact with interdisciplinary research.

It was a good platform to discuss and showcase the project's objectives and to highlight the focus of the project on Tomorrow's scenario of Risk. This event was co chaired by the chief of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) and Mayor of Madhyapur Thimi Munincipality. It had international attendance by academicians from universities, professionals working in DRR and from government bodies including many municipality personnel, Development Organizations and Funding organizations . Therefore, it was a great platform for more exposure and to spread out the word on the project to a wider range of audience, discussing on the pertinent issues and challenges associated. It also provided Hub personnel to engage and discuss with other researchers associated with other ongoing research projects in the DRR sector in Nepal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Kathmandu launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Launch event was attended by a range of people from the policy and government sectors. The main speaker was the Honourable Tara Devi Bhatt, Chair of Sustainable development and Good Governance Committee, Government of Nepal; Mr Anil Pokhrel, Cheif Executive of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority, Government of Nepal; Mr. Rabindra Maharjan, Mayor of Khokana District Authority; Ms Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development. There was a wide and deep commitment to the aims of the Tomorro's Cities Hub. The meeting was followed by discussions leading to plans for further engagement and specific actions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7JJlvIvkLM
 
Description Kathmandu partners meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact xxxx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Kenya. Identifying research opportunities to support BCRUP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event aimed at identifying key research opportunities and relevant organizations and co-developing the plan for the initial research engagements to support BCRUP. Key research/academia organization identified and a decision to have the initial multi-disciplinary research workshop focused on Building Climate Resilience for The Urban Poor (BCRUP) Initiative-Kenya, 2020-2030 was made. To be held on 29th July, 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Kenya: 2 day Kibera Visioning Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Kibera visioning workshop was the 1st step to the implementation of the Tomorrows cities decision support environment (TCDSE) in Nairobi. It was a participatory research activity with the Kibera community to explore alternatives for a good future city. 5 community groups (men, women, youth, business people and the elders) with guidance from both Nairobi and international researcher were able to come up with maps to map aspirations for a better Kibera by 2050.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/NairobiRisk_hub/status/1602591887780724738?s=20
 
Description Kenya: 4 day Training: Implementation of the Nairobi Visioning workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of this training was to equip the Nairobi team ahead of the Kibera visioning workshop that was to be held in 2 weeks. A representative from the international team (Thaisa) guided the team through the visioning implementation process. Among those being trained were also community mobilizers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/NairobiRisk_hub/status/1600084109887348736?s=20
 
Description Kenya: 9th Africities Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The AFRICITIES summit is a Pan Africa conference that is convened by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa's (UCLG-A) and brings together the leadership of cities and sub national governments and their associations for the advancement of decentralization and local governance. This 9th summit themed "The Role of Intermediary Cities of Africa in the implementation of UN Agenda 2030 &AU Agenda 2063"
Nairobi Risk hub lead Dr. Joanes Atela was a panelist in a session "Informality shaping risk intergration in urban planning"where he presented the utcomes emerging from the Nairobi Risk hub (Mukuru and Kibera case)

Policy analyst, Charle Tonui, convened a side event "Accelerating partnerships for resilience building in the urban setting in Sub-Sahara Africa". The side event was co-organised by MRC2030, UNDRR Africa, ARIN
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/NairobiRisk_hub/status/1527599780607696896?s=20&t=ocyv6w6R4V3m-L1oEZyzIA
 
Description Kenya: ARIN International conference: Building just and resilient community system (case presentation of Nairobi Risk hub work). Side event termed "Rights and resilience for just transition in Africa" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Nairobi Risk hub team presented their work in the 2nd theme of the ARIN2023 conference. This theme focuses on the implications of transition processes on local community systems, with spotlight on the vulnerable and marginalized groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/arin_africa/status/1600777107692736512?s=20
 
Description Kenya: ARIN Summer School 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Hub organised 2 side events at the annual Africa Research and Innovation Network (ARIN) summer school. The 1st side event presented policy transition in Distaster Risk Reducation in Nairobi and launch of Risk Academy . Dozens of participants attended; endorsed the risk academy to support capacity building not only in Nairobi but also across Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.arin-africa.org/arin-ash-summer-school/
 
Description Kenya: Building Climate Resilience With the Urban Poor: 2 day workshop on the 25th and 26th July 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The workshop was aimed at provide a momentum for collaborative action around vulnerability modelling/mapping and climate adaptation planning aimed at improving the urban poor neighborhoods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Kenya: Building Climate Resilience for The Urban Poor (BCRUP) Initiative-Kenya, 2020-2030 Multi-Disciplinary Research Workshop Focused 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was the first Hybrid Multi-Disciplinary Research Workshop Focused on Building Climate Resilience for The Urban Poor (BCRUP) Initiative-Kenya, 2020-2030.
The State Department of Housing and Urban Development-Kenya hosted a Partners' meeting towards the implementation of BCRUP initiative on 5th May 2022 at Panafric Hotel, Nairobi. The State Department acknowledged the role of urban and resilience stakeholders, which include researchers and academia. The State Department granted an opportunity to ARIN on behalf of researchers and academia to share potential contribution of risk science and research in the delivery of BCRUP in Kenya.
The aim of this follow-up workshop, which took place on the 29th July 2022, was to bring together urban and resilience researchers and academia to deliberate, identify niches and co-develop strategic approach towards catalyzing contribution of multi-disciplinary research to the achievement of the goal and key objectives of BCRUP in Kenya.
The workshop underscored the role of Resilience Stakeholders including the researchers and academia as well as the contributions of risk science and research in the delivery of BCRUP. Among the key recommendations generated include the Development of a Joint Plan of Action with clear deliverables and formation of a Research Working Group to support BCRUP implementation. The plan of action will then be forwarded to the incoming ministerial cabinet (after the August general election) to be included in the national planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/NairobiRisk_hub/status/1552922521103749121?s=20&t=Ba-MTYgzXpyP6nE4vjBfug
 
Description Kenya: Commissioning of the Gigiri Fire Substation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event was to commission the Gigiri Fire Substation located at Karura Ward, Westlands constituency of Nairobi Kenya. The project was undertaken by National Metropolitan Services in collaboration with Nairobi City Council Government and Scorpion Properties Limited. The event was officiated by NMS Director General Lt. Gen. Mohamed Badi.
The Nairobi Team of the Tomorrow's Cities Hub were represented at the event and the county government acknowledged the contribution of Nairobi Risk Hub in capacity building and strengthening policy support towards reducing disaster in the city. (See in the attached governor's speech)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/NMS_Kenya/status/1550467175689109505?s=20&t=tFWzRs-XjEQeeZiDAa1NwQ
 
Description Kenya: Engaging High-School Students on Disaster Risk Reduction in Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Nairobi Hub researchers visited the Nyabisase Mixed school with a student population of 2000 students, to discuss the role of youngsters/students in preventing disaster risks in their communities....the becoming of DRR champions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Kenya: Kibera transect walk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Nairobi team and the representative from the international team went for a transect walk through Kibera with a focus on the study areas ahead of the Nairobi Kibera visioning workshop. This was meant to help the international team to be familiarize with the area and the whole team reflect on possible strategies s to introduce discussions about hazards into future visions., to add visual aids to support decisions, and to work with different geographical scales during the co-mapping exercise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/NairobiRisk_hub/status/1600122832733601793?s=20
 
Description Kenya: Meeting with Building Climate Resilience for the Urban Poor Programme Directors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 15th July 2022 the Nairobi Hub (represented by the City Lead Prof Joanes Atela and Dr Charles Tonui) was invited to a consultative meeting with Programme Directors of the Building Climate Resilience for the Urban Poor (BCRUP) Programme of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development, and Public Works. The BCRUP had requested expertise to discuss disaster and climate risk assessments and potential future collaborations.

Following this meeting BCRUP programme have requested future work with the hub particularly in the area of research and capacity support, together with other city stakeholders, including Kenya Red Cross and UN Making Cities Resilience programme.

Following this meeting, an MoU is being developed between the Nairobi Hub and the BCRUP programme setting out areas of collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Kenya: Partnering for a More Resilient Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hub researcher Charles Tonui made a presentation at the Private Sector Roundtable (virtual): Partnering for a More Resilient Kenya held on 28th October 2021. it was organised by UNDRR, ARISE, UN-OCHA, UNDP and Connecting Business initiative (CBi)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://mailchi.mp/un/kenya-roundtable?e=0ca9981e13
 
Description Kenya: Policy dialogues with the Nairobi City County Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Throughout 2021, and contuning in 2022, the Nairobi Hub team team have been engaging in policy diualogues with the Nairobi City County Government on Disaster Risk Reduction policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://geodata.arin-africa.org/documents/75
 
Description Kenya: Science summit at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA7): Session on Nature Based solutions for reducing disaster risks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Nairobi Risk hub lead was part of the panel in the UNGA 7 (United Nations General Assembly) where he highlighted opportunities for Nature-based solutions in the disaster risk reduction for the urban poor. The session was organized by UNESCO
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/arin_africa/status/1572995559354499074?s=20
 
Description Kenya: Tomorrow Cities Kibera Visioning Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tomorrow Cities Kibera Visioning Workshop goal was to contribute to risk reduction in future cities by generating potential Kibera futures based on Kibera residents' visions. This involved Kibera residents and Tomorrow's Cities representatives. The purpose of this workshop was to generate scenarios from the visions shared by the community for the future Kibera in 2050.
This workshop come in an opportune time to already start the momentum of having a participatory research even as the implementation of the TCDSE begins.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/NairobiRisk_hub/status/1527606153898762242?s=20&t=ocyv6w6R4V3m-L1oEZyzIA
 
Description Kenya: UNDRR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022, Side Event: Urban multi-hazard risk policy transitions for addressing systemic risk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 7th session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) took place from the 23rd-28th May 2022, organized and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), and co-chaired by the Government of Indonesia.
Tomorrow's Cities Hub hosted this official side-event of GPDRR2022, as a hybrid in-person and online session.
The Sendai Framework urges national and subnational governments to address the understanding, quantification and appropriate policies and interventions to manage systemic risk. To open a constructive dialogue on entry points for decision making and action arising from work on multi-hazard urban risk reduction, this session brought together a diversity of perspectives drawing on the experiences of various stakeholders learning from the UKRI-GCRF Tomorrow's Cities Hub.
The session advocated that a better understanding of systemic risk can be achieved by promoting people-centred decision making that accounts for the dynamic interactions between multiple hazards, vulnerabilities, capacities, and impacts across space. Our collective experience confirms that this framing enables policy actors to address the challenge of mainstreaming multi-hazard risk reduction into urban planning and development. This primarily consists of opening spaces for actors to engage in collaborative processes that bring local voices and science into policymaking at both city and national levels.
This webinar was broadcast in English, with Spanish, and Nepali translation available. 56 attendees participated online with a further 40 in-person.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/join-us-global-platform-disaster-risk-reduction-2022
 
Description Kenya: UNDRR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022: Online Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 7th session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) took place from the 23rd-28th May 2022, organized and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), and co-chaired by the Government of Indonesia.
The GP2022 aimed to take stock of Sendai Framework implementation, recommend actions for policy makers, highlight good practices and raise awareness. The outcomes will be synthesized in the co-Chair's summary and will contribute to the inter-governmental midterm review of the Sendai Framework scheduled for 2023.
Tomorrow's Cities researchers participated in events and discussion both in-person and online, hosting an official side-event, and an interactive online platform.
The Tomorrow's Cities exhibition on the interactive online platform was visited by over 300 people throughout the week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/join-us-global-platform-disaster-risk-reduction-2022
 
Description Kenya: UNDRR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: Event Reflections by Earth Negotiations Bulletin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tomorrow's Cities Hub Early Career Researcher, Dr Gemma Cremen was invited by Earth Negotiations Bulletin to participate in their closing video of the UNDRR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022: Sendai Stocktaking and the Way Forward
Video description (From Earth Negotiations Bulletin): "The mid-term review of the Sendai Framework process will conclude in 2023. Interim findings of consultations, discussions, and meetings, formed the basis of discussions at the seventh session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Delegates reflect on progress and identify gaps in implementation".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://vimeo.com/714440274
 
Description Khokana Stakeholders meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Met with Ward Level disaster management committee (WDMC) which works on mitigating the local disaster and ward chairs and discussed about their expectation from our side. John ha asked the team to provide any document they need for their work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Large outdoor fire and built environment ISO committee TC92/WG13(or14), and IAFSS working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Throughout 2021, Hub researcher David Rush as been part of the ISO Committee, to formally recognise Informal Settlement fires within ISO technical review documents
Drafting review papers on current SOTA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Making cities Resilient (MCR)2030- Tomorrows Cities collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Hub hosted a collaboration meeting with the UNDRR Making Cities Resilient (2030) programme (MCR2030) aimed at exploring opportunities to create synergy and leverage on ongoing activities within the Hub and MCR2030
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Membership of the Disaster Risk Reduction Executive Committee, Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One of our Nepali Co-Is, Dr. Netra Prasad Timsina, has become a member of the Disaster Risk Reduction Executive Committee, which is the second highest DRR related decision making body in Nepal. Having a researcher working in the Hub project at high level decision making spaces will help generate policy impact that are conducive to the urban poor in tomorrow's cities. It will also help the project to leverage the power to reach to the policy makers, and share insights from the research through policy briefs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Modelling and quantifying tomorrow's risks from natural hazards for future urban development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact On 4th February 2022, Prof Galasso was invited to give a talk (online) on 'Modelling and quantifying tomorrow's risks from natural hazards for future urban development' by University of California, Irvine, USA,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nairobi DRR Stakeholder Meeting and Dinner 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To review the Nairobi hub work plan, providing useful advisory to the work plan, and discuss any strategic and constructive next steps for the hub. The Chief Officer, Disaster Management & Coordination department in the Nairobi City Government, attended the dinner on behalf of the Governor. The Hub Directors, UK based researchers, Nairobi based researchers and DRR stakeholders got a chance to sit together and collectively reviewed the Nairobi work plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nairobi Hub initial partners meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Held on 17th January in Nairobi and attended by 19 partners including a team from the UK; the Hub directors (John & Mark), Eliane (Hub operations manager) and Gordon (UK coordinator for Nairobi), Nairobi based partners including ACTS, KDI, UoN, NCCG, UNHabitat, UNISDR, Torchlight Group and World Bank. The meeting aimed at introducing the Tomorrow's cities project to the Nairobi partners and conducting an initial institutional analysis for the Nairobi research plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nairobi Hub launch and policy workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This event was aimed at discussing the plans for the project in line with the policy direction to transition from a crisis management towards urban planning for risk reduction, understand the Nairobi DRR policy landscape, to officially launch the project and to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between ACTS the Nairobi City County Government (NCCG).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ash-net.org/nairobi-disaster-risk-hub-signs-an-mou-with-the-nairobi-city-government/
 
Description Nairobi Sub-WP3 Stakeholder Committee Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the Initial bi-weekly meeting for Nairobi's WP 3 (stakeholder engagement meeting. It incorporates both hub researchers and strategic focal persons from different organizations (who are not part of the hub) to facilitate stakeholder engagement to leverage and help make a decision an a contextualized DSE implementation impact case plan for Nairobi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal Urban Dialogues 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Our City Lead, Sangeeta Singh, has been engaging with (including convening) regular research-policy-practice dialogues on urban development in Nepal. This are productive forums which provide a space for expert and practitioner input to government policies on urban development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.greeninstitute.institute/event/nepal-urban-dialogue-monthly-series/
 
Description Nepal: A presentation with Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Network (ADRRN) on Understanding Risk Theme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hub researcher Ramesh Guragain was invited to shar experience on Understanding Risk to professional and practitioners from I/NGOs and UN organizations in Asia through the Asian Disaster Risk Reducation Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: Bi-Lateral meeting with governmental institutions who are in our Steering committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A Meeting with Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) followed by meeting with Padma Mainali (Chair of SC, Ministry of Urban Development) , Kamal Ram Joshi (Department of hydrology and Meteorology), Rudra Singh Tamang (Ministry of Foreign affairs) was held for discussion of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology meeting for future data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Physical team meet with the management of Department of Hydrology and Meteorology to form a strong partnership in receiving data from DHM in near future as city is planning to extend to other focus area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: HEC-RAS Training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A learning from TC's on flood modeling and sharing knowledge in HEC-RAS (hydrological engineering center river analysis system) The training was held at hub office at IOE and ran for 5 days. The training was attended by engineers from Ministry of energy and water supply plus the engineers from local municipalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: Interview with Nepal Live Today: In Nepal, climate change effects are stark in all three ecological zones: Dr Dharam Raj Uprety, thematic lead, Practical Action Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hub researcher Netra Timalsena and impact lead Dharam Uprety for the city of Kathmandu, was interviewed by media outlet Nepal Live Today on the impacts of climate change in Nepal and South Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.nepallivetoday.com/2022/07/17/interview-in-nepal-climate-change-effects-are-stark-in-all...
 
Description Nepal: Kathmandu Steering Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The aim of the session was to provide an opportunity to the sector representatives to explain their understating of DRR in the city and how project can influince in decision making with RSLUP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Nepal: Khokana Visit and Ward Chair meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tomorrow's Cities project in Kathmandu is focussed on a site in the ward of Khokana. During a field visit in September 2022 the project team met with the and Ward level Disaster Management committee to provide an update on the project of implementing the Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment to support the Ward in planning the New Town Development Project slated for the area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: Khokhana Community engagement on earthquake hazard and vulnerability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Engagement with the Khokhana community throughout 2021 focussed on building typology and road network at Khokhana and associated seismic risk, and the importance or structural assessment and retrofitting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Nepal: Meeting with Ward Disaster Management Committee (WDMC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The aim of the meeting was to introduce the WDMC about the TC project and community engagment plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Nepal: Meeting with policymakers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A one on one meeting with Mr. Sushil Gyanwali and Anil Pokherel, Former chief of National reconstruction Authority and Chief of NDRRMA to discuss about the TC's project and future plan. From tomorrow's city John Mccloskey and Suraj Lamichhane were involved in the discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: Meeting with ward level disaster management committee (WDMC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting with WDMC was conducted with view of understanding what they want from the project as a final document so that they can plan accordingly. Ramesh, Arun, Suraj, Dilli, attended the meeting with the people from WDMC. Dilli has given them the draft version of the Disaster handbook to the team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: New Proposed city Visit and Stakeholders meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Team from Kathmandu along with John Mccloskey met with province level and local level stakeholders in Rapti. The team included for the visit are Suraj, Arun, Basanta, Ramesh, Januka, Rojani, Dilli, Suresh, Netra and Local level stakeholders are mayor of Rapti municipality, CEO of PIDA(province level infrastructure Development Authority) where team discussed about their expectation from the project if the city is selected for the next phase of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: Podcast- Examining the landscape to determine the history and changes of the earth through geomorphology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Hub researcher Mikael Attal delivered a podcast as part ofthe 'Finding Genius' podcast channel. The podcast focussed on Hub research on Himalayan rivers and the hazards associated with them. The podcast received very positive feedback and questions from a range of people, mostly academics, mostly from India and Nepal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.findinggeniuspodcast.com/podcasts/examining-the-landscape-to-determine-the-history-and-c...
 
Description Nepal: Rapti Valley Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Kathmandu team (10 people) visited Rapti Municipality via Butwal for possible next new city. John is really excited with the meetings that held during the visit.
Team visited Ministry of Urban Development ( Lumbini Province), Province Infrastructure Development Authority (PIDA) and Mayor of Rapti Rural Municipality followed by site visit. The team included John, Suraj, Arun, Basanta, Ramesh, Januka, Rojani, Dilli, Suresh, Netra. The purpose of the visit to talk with stakeholders present in the city for the research in next phase.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: Reducing impact of hydro-climatic disaster in Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hub researcher Dharam Raj Uprety took part in a high level media discussion on increasing hydro-climatic disaster in Nepal, causes, and consequences. The debate was held between the spokesperson of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA). The interview was mainly focuses on the needs of advancement of early warning system, EWS message needs to reach to risk exposed communities, how NDRRMA, and DHM should work together with other agencies in reducing the risk of increasing impact of hydro-climatic disaster together with other disaster. The interview was broadcasted in prime time when many people watch TV/news, and the interview was taken by a national coverage high impact TV channel names AP NEWS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqCz721RtDc&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Nepal: Research Sharing Workshop with WDMC, Khokana 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ongoing collaboration and engagement with the Ward Development Management Committee for the Khokana traditional area of Kathmandu, Nepal. Engagement centres on the elaboration of Himalayan seismicity along with seismic hazard scenario in Kathmandu valley and Tomorrow's Cities Hub approach in reducing seismic risk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Nepal: SWAT training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SWAT (soil and water assessment tool) training on the basis of the knowledge gained through Baghmati basin analysis using SWAT The training was held at hub office at IOE and ran for 5 days. The training was attended by engineers from Ministry of energy and water supply plus the engineers from local municipalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: Slope stabilization Technique training to Government Stakeholders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact It is training to the governmental stakeholders, where they learn about different technical knowledge we learnt during executing our project. Through this training we tried to show importance of our approach in making good working DRR model. The training was held at hub office at IOE and ran for 5 days.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: Stakeholder Meeting followed by 2nd Steering committee Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact John visited all stakeholder in Kathmandu. The purpose of the visit was to talk discuss the implementation of the project outcomes in the policy and also have a good communication in getting data for the research.

• Lalitpur Metropolitan City (Mayor: Chiribabu Mahajrjan)

• (MoUD (Padam Mainali)

• DHM (Kamal Ram Joshi)

• MoFAGA (Rudra Singh Tamang)

• DMG (Dr. Sudhir Rajaure)

SC member is looking for their input in the policy implementation, they will help us if there will be challenge in that regard. Collective result is missing and they are looking for helping in the policy intervention.

Mr. Padma Mainali asked to have next Steering committee meeting where one session will be on the policy and other on technical.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nepal: Training on Aqua-Crop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A training on water and crop interaction modeling. The training was held at hub office at IOE and ran for 5 days. The training was attended by engineers from Ministry of energy and water supply plus the engineers from local municipalities. The training was led by Prof. Vishnu Pandey and Dr. Suraj Lamichhane from IOE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description Nepal: Visioning workshop with communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The engagement activity were held to understand the community perspective on future Khokana. How the researcher can look into their concern in the potential document we are preparing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Nepal: Workshop on Risk Agreement in Khokana 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A risk agreement workshop held at Mystic mountain hotel in presence of Mark Pelling and lead from all partners organization. A risk map and the learning from khokana is shared to be utilized in next cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description News artcile: Bogazici University works for tomorrow's Istanbul 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviews with a local media outlets, including online print and radio. The purpose was to raise the profile of the Hub's work in Istanbul amongst the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.arkitera.com/haber/bogazici-universitesi-yarinin-istanbulu-icin-calisacak/
 
Description Newsletter for stakeholders in Istanbul 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Regular newsletters (8 sent so far) in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Newspaper article: COVID-19 shows why Kenya needs to move from emergency response to integrated risk preparedness 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Article published in Kenyan Newspaper, The Standard, highlighting insights and the approach of the Nairobi City project, and its relevance to the implications of Covid-19. Our blog describing this is here: https://www.tomorrowscities.org/covid-19-shows-why-kenya-needs-move-emergency-response-integrated-risk-preparedness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/opinion/article/2001395777/we-need-to-step-up-our-disaster-preparedn...
 
Description OECD Workshop on Building Systemic Climate Resilience in Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On the 7th July 2022 Hub Co-Director Prof Mark Pelling was invited to present at the OECD Workshop on Building Systemic Climate Resilience in Cities. The event was attended by 100 online participants, with speaker contributions focussing on how to build systemic climate resilience in cities, which were considered by the OECD to be "invaluable, enlightening and guiding future policy discussions". Prof Pelling's specific contributions focussed on the time limited opportunity for reducing risk - the opportunity to reduce risk is constrained by urban growth happening now into the next 2 decades.
The OECD will use the inputs from the event in the OECD Horizontal Project on Building Climate and Economic Resilience in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy, including a paper to be prepared for the COP27.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMw5AQ9DRbA
 
Description Physics based simulations of earthquake shaking 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog highlighting the novel research of Tomorrow's Cities and its relevance to planning of future urban development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/physics-based-simulations-earthquake-shaking
 
Description Presentation of CLURB for future engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduction to an accesible data management system for small and low recurses municipalities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation to UK Ambassador and Mayor of Quito 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a workshop requested by the UK Ambassador as a result of their involvement in the Quito initial partners meeting, in order to provide further information on Tomorrow's CIties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to UK Ambassador to Quito 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a workshop to explore ways in which the British Embassy in Quito can support Tomorrow's Cities, through interactions with the private sector. As a result, we have built a closer relationship with private sector and maintainted a continuing relationship with the Embassy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Prof Rossetto Interview with Turkish New Channel NTV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Turkish News Channel NTV. The purpose was to raise the profile of the Hub's work in Istanbul. As a result, NTV are following progress of the HUB in Istanbul and wish to be informed of any developments and invited to future events. They have also made contact with our local partners Bogazici University (KOERI)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB3wxD_I
 
Description Quito partners meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the first official meeting of Quito partners, which included participants from Quito municipality, the Minister of the National Secretariat of Risk Management, the Ward Ambassador of the UK in Quito, the Commercial Officer of the British Embassy in Quito, and community members from the neighbourhood San Fransisco de Miravalle. The purpose was to build relationships and start the process of co-producing the Quito work plan. Some key outcomes were a meeting was set-up to present the project to the newly elected Mayor of Quito, and a better understanding of the community perspective of DRR in Quito.
- Separate out - number of discrete meetings were held.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Resilient Quito: a vision of the future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of workshop was to facilitate a consensus on the future resilience of Quito among the key actors involved in the development and implementation of public policies, the identification of obstacles and opportunities to enable this transition and the determination of how science, history and art could contribute to this process. From the collective discussions of the workshop, a trajectory of urban development in Quito has been characterized. Obstacles and opportunities to enable an urban transition were identified, including how science, history and art could contribute to this process. In particular, participants highlighted that universities can become key actors for generating knowledge and mediating between governments at all levels, as well as with the public. This has informed the development of research and engagement activities for our Quito team, and build key relationships with city stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Development Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Istabul team worked closely with RAE from October 2019 to plan contributions to this event, with members of our team organising and co-chairing two out of the three sessions, as well as co-chairing the whole event. The purpose was to bring together researchers, innovators and practitioners from across disciplines and the globe to discuss disaster resilience. This has resulted in new and strengthened relationships with private and practitioner communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Strengthening Community-based Disaster Management Institution To Tackle COVID - 19 And Local Disasters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in Nepal national online newspaper highlighting the importance of community-based disaster risk management in relation to Covid-19 and referencing the work of Tomorrow's Cities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.spotlightnepal.com/2020/04/26/strengthening-community-based-disaster-management-institut...
 
Description The Visioning of a Future Resilient Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 7 August 2020 the Nairobi Risk Hub hosted a consortium of stakeholders at the The Nairobi Visioning Workshop. The workshop brought together key policy actors drawn from the National and County Governments, civil society, UN agencies, professional societies, the private sector and academia. This workshop facilitated the stakeholders to identify a shared vision for a future resilient Nairobi.

The participants first identified potential challenges and opportunities towards building resilience for the urban poor. Largely private sector driven development with minimal government regulation stood out as a key impediment to urban poor resilience. While acknowledging the critical role played by the private sector in service provision, participants thus advocated for government regulation of private sector service provision and the need for a balance in both government and private led development to enhance resilience of the urban poor. Secondly, they established the role of science in integrating disaster risk management in urban planning and development processes as a key contributor towards a more resilient Nairobi.

By creating a shared vision of a future resilient Nairobi, this workshop was the first step in establishing a Community of Practice around Disaster Risk Reduction. Going forward, this Community of Practice will guarantee continuous contribution to the city's resilience building by either helping guide the research or as participants in the research itself.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://tomorrowscities.org/visioning-future-resilient-nairobi
 
Description To protect the world's most disaster vulnerable cities, we need storytelling, says Iain Stewart, not numbers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in a UK national newspaper on the importance of risk communication, which highlights the work of Tomorrow's Cities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18305940.protect-worlds-disaster-vulnerable-cities-need-storytel...
 
Description Tomorrow's Cities and Covid-19: a discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog reflecting on how Covid-19 has changed the context for working and will likely change the local and policy landscape for the Tomorrow's Cities Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/tomorrows-cities-and-covid-19-discussion
 
Description Tomorrow's Cities researchers interviewed on BBC World Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The magnitude 7 earthquake which took place off Turkey's Aegean coast on 30 October 2020 left 178 buildings collapsed or damaged in Izmir province and on the Greek island of Samos. 113 people are known to have died as a result of the disaster.

Professor Eser Çakti, City Research Lead of Tomorrow's Istanbul, and Professor Tiziana Rosetto, UK Coordinator of Tomorrow's Istanbul, were interviewed by BBC World Service's Science in Action show about the impact of the earthquake, how urban areas can be prepared for seismic activity and what measures Turkey is taking to reduce disaster risk in its cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/tomorrows-cities-researchers-interviewed-bbc-world-service
 
Description Transportation Network Resilience IMM SUMP ARUP Meeting 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop aims to initiate an exchange of ideas and potential collaboration between the Hub researchers and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality official involved in planning and implementing the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Istanbul. Specifically, the Hub research focuses on (1) the multi-hazard resilience of transportation network and (2) the social resilience inequality that arises from the topology and capacity of the transport infrastructure, and the objective of the meeting is to explore how this knowledge and analysis can inform and support the development of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey E-Municipality, Istanbul Journal (Turkish) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An article about stakeholder engagement Tomorrow's Cities Project and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.online.ebelediye.info/090/42/
 
Description Turkey Article: Earthquake, Afterthoughts: 21 years on from the Kocaeli 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Web article: Research and implementation projects were initiated regarding the earthquake hazard and risk; new laws and regulations were enacted for earthquake risk management and new structuring mechanisms were introduced to governmental institutions and organizations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://tomorrowscities.org/afterthoughts-21-years-kocaeli-earthquake
 
Description Turkey Directorate General of Infrastructure and Urban Transformation at Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Stakeholder Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Since the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change - Infrastructure and Urban Transformation General Directorate works on the existing housing stock, it is recommended that the future meetings to be held with the TOK? (Turkish Mass Housing Authority) administration on new housing areas and social housing strategies. We are planning to make meetings with TOK? with the reference of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, as TOK? is an affiliated institution of the same Ministry..
OUTCOMES:
1.For the cities of 2050 to be more resilient, the model parameters in DSE should be covering land tenure / property rights in the city,
2.There has to be strategies to control rent seeking demands of stakeholders (by the community and others) in the Decision Fora that are going beyond the DRR theme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) Stakeholder Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The meeting with AFAD was with top level decision making. Therefore, we have agreed with AFAD to have new meetings for the involvement of the institution in Tomorrow's Cities DSE work. There will be meetings to get more information about the preparation and content of City Level DRR Plans in Turkey which were newly finished. We learned that the only plan that is still in process of finalization is the DRR Plan for Istanbul, therefore we are also waiting for that to be finished.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Earthquake Samos-Sigacik, Highlights the Importance of Multi Hazards and Physics Based Ground Motion Modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Web article: To emphasis the Importance of Multi Hazards and Physics Based Ground Motion Modelling
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://tomorrowscities.org/samos-sigacik-earthquake-highlights-importance-multi-hazards-and-physics...
 
Description Turkey IDRC2020 Resilience in Megacities Congress, Turkey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Istanbul HUB theme leaders participated in the Resilience in Megacities Conference and presented project perspective and findings regarding DRR for the poor. idRc 2020, with the theme " Resilience of/in Megacities ", is organized by the international peer-reviewed Resilience Journal and its editorial group. They aim to have a meeting on the issues of resilience in different disciplines under a common platform. As a result of the meeting, Istanbul Researchers want to present their works to the groups who are involved in resilience studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.idrcongress.org
 
Description Turkey Istanbul & Quito Research Knowledge Exchange Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Knowledge Exchange between Istanbul and Quito and broaden research areas through research meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Chamber of Industry - KOERI - Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stakeholder Engagement for project impact on DRR with Istanbul Chamber of Industry, together with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and private sector representatives to ensure that the measures deemed beneficial and necessary are taken and the relevant research and studies conducted in issues pertaining to the professional groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Fire Resilience Workshop 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Istanbul HUB Fire Team and stakeholders including Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Fire Brigade Department Directorates, NGOs, academicians to have a discussion around 1.Validation our fire + earthquake research; 2. get insight into fire risk regulation and implementation and 3. provide us the backbone information and factor weightings for the fire risk index.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Hub Learning Workshop #1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Istanbul HUB researchers came together in order to exchange knowledge, strengthen interdisciplinary foci and equitable partnership between UK and other four city researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Hub Learning Workshop #2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Istanbul HUB researchers came together in the second workshop in order to exchange knowledge, strengthen interdisciplinary foci and equitable partnership between UK and other four city researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Interdisciplinary Research Workshop #2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This workshop is intended for the Istanbul Hub participants who have been undertaking research and stakeholder activities. The idea of this workshop dates to July 2020 where the Istanbul Hub had its first Learning Workshop. With this workshop, we aim to:
• Improve research communication among research teams from various disciplinary backgrounds and build up common grounds
• Exchange knowledge in terms of opportunities and challenges of the interdisciplinary research in Istanbul
• Strengthen interdisciplinary foci of the Istanbul research
• Discuss stakeholder engagement, stakeholder groups and their relevance with Istanbul's Theory of Change
• Monitor actionable outcomes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1354800954726486016
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Interdisciplinary Research Workshop #3 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This workshop is intended for the Istanbul Hub participants who have been undertaking research and stakeholder activities. The idea of this workshop dates to July 2020 where the Istanbul Hub had its first Learning Workshop. With this workshop, we aim to:
• Improve research communication among research teams from various disciplinary backgrounds and build up common grounds
• Exchange knowledge in terms of opportunities and challenges of the interdisciplinary research in Istanbul
• Strengthen interdisciplinary foci of the Istanbul research
• Discuss stakeholder engagement, stakeholder groups and their relevance with Istanbul's Theory of Change
• Monitor actionable outcomes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Planning Agency Vision 2050 Educational and Social Policies and Poverty Framework Approach / Consultation Prof. Sibel Kalaycioglu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Istanbul HUB Social Science Lead Sibel Kalaycioglu made Consultancy brief for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Vision 2050 Planning Agency on how to implement social policies in future urban plans. Stakeholder Engagement for project impact towards 2050 planning works.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality-KOERI Istanbul Chamber of Industry Meeting - Risk Analysis in Industrial Structures Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stakeholder Engagement for project impact on DRR with Istanbul Chamber of Industry, together with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and private sector representatives to ensure that the measures deemed beneficial and necessary are taken and the relevant research and studies conducted in issues pertaining to the professional groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality-KOERI Overpasses Resilience Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop aims to initiate an exchange of ideas and potential collaboration between the Hub researchers and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality transport planning. Specifically, the Hub research focuses on (1) the multi-hazard resilience of transportation network and (2) the social resilience inequality that arises from the topology and capacity of the transport infrastructure, and the objective of the meeting is to explore how this knowledge and analysis can inform and support the development of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality urban plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul RUD-DSE Workshop #1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The development of Istanbul's RUD-DSE platform with KOERI ECRs, UK Lead and Risk Communication Specialist Iain Stewart on the general flow of the system and bugs, physical science content and communication aspects.
OUTCOMES:
1. Design and practicality of the platform is appreciated.
2. Moderation will play a critical role:
o It is important to avoid overlapping contents.
o Misguiding content must be filtered.
3. Some tutorials and analysis codes can also be given as content.
4. Although system's name is 'Decision Support Environment' it is not at this stage yet. It is more of a platform for enabling access to risk information. This must be discussed before final version is released online.
5. Risk Data Taxonomies can be adopted and applied in data input
6. TC Istanbul teams research findings can be given and highlighted here
7. The system seems adoptable for other cities as well
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://tomorrowsistanbul.geoperformans.com/en
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Risk Communication Workshop-Academicians Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop started with a brief introduction to 'risk communication' and explanation of the context of the workshop with Tomorrow Cities. It gave an overview of common mistakes and misconceptions relating to the communication of disaster threats. Open discussion session, in which academicians identify some of the motivators and barriers that they have encountered in "integrating risk within the scientific findings/outcomes" and communicating risk to others (other departments, policy makers, journalists, general public).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Risk Communication Workshop-Media Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop started with a brief introduction to 'risk communication' and explanation of the context of the workshop with Tomorrow Cities. It gave an overview of common mistakes and misconceptions relating to the communication of disaster threats. Open discussion session, in which media members identify some of the motivators and barriers that they have encountered in "integrating risk within the news" and communicating risk to others (other departments, policy makers, journalists, general public).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Risk Communication Workshop-Media Press Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop started with a brief introduction to 'risk communication' and explanation of the context of the workshop with Tomorrow Cities. It gave an overview of common mistakes and misconceptions relating to the communication of disaster threats. Open discussion session, in which media members identify some of the motivators and barriers that they have encountered in "integrating risk within the press" and communicating risk to others (other departments, policy makers, journalists, general public).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Risk Communication Workshop-Media TV Reporters Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop started with a brief introduction to 'risk communication' and explanation of the context of the workshop with Tomorrow Cities. It gave an overview of common mistakes and misconceptions relating to the communication of disaster threats. Open discussion session, in which media members identify some of the motivators and barriers that they have encountered in "integrating risk within the news" and communicating risk to others (other departments, policy makers, journalists, general public).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Risk Communication Workshop-Public Relations Advisory Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop started with a brief introduction to 'risk communication' and explanation of the context of the workshop with Tomorrow Cities. It gave an overview of common mistakes and misconceptions relating to the communication of disaster threats. Open discussion session, in which media members identify some of the motivators and barriers that they have encountered in "integrating risk within the PR activities" and communicating risk to others (other departments, policy makers, journalists, general public).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Risk Communication Workshop-Urban Planner's Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop started with a brief introduction to 'risk communication' and explanation of the context of the workshop with Tomorrow Cities. It gave an overview of common mistakes and misconceptions relating to the communication of disaster threats. Open discussion session, in which urban planners identify some of the motivators and barriers that they have encountered in "integrating risk within spatial planning" and communicating risk to others (other departments, policy makers, journalists, general public).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1354445506727071747
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Safeguarding Risk Mapping Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact To define Tomorrow's Cities' safeguarding policy as to anticipate, mitigate and address harm caused to any person as a result of coming into contact with our people and activities as a HUB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul Transportation Network Resilience Workshop 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The workshop aims to initiate an exchange of ideas and potential collaboration between the Hub researchers and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality transport planning. Specifically, the Hub research focuses on (1) the multi-hazard resilience of transportation network and (2) the social resilience inequality that arises from the topology and capacity of the transport infrastructure, and the objective of the meeting is to explore how this knowledge and analysis can inform and support the development of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality urban plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Istanbul VR Earthquake Apartment: A proof-of-concept for seismic risk communication 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A virtual reality proof-of-concept film for seismic risk communication in Istanbul.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHRwUXot2jI
 
Description Turkey Istanbul, Interdisciplinary Research Workshop #1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This workshop is intended for the Istanbul Hub participants who have been undertaking research and stakeholder activities. The idea of this workshop dates to July 2020 where the Istanbul Hub had its first Learning Workshop. With this workshop, we aim to:
• Improve research communication among research teams from various disciplinary backgrounds and build up common grounds
• Exchange knowledge in terms of opportunities and challenges of the interdisciplinary research in Istanbul
• Strengthen interdisciplinary foci of the Istanbul research
• Discuss stakeholder engagement, stakeholder groups and their relevance with Istanbul's Theory of Change
• Monitor actionable outcomes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1329625509299412992
 
Description Turkey Multi-hazard interactions to inform disaster risk reduction in Istanbul 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In order to develop DRR inclusive urban development strategies we need to understand the breadth of hazards that can affect the city and their potential interactions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tomorrowscities.org/tomorrows-cities-multi-hazard-interactions-inform-disaster-risk-redu...
 
Description Turkey Presidency Strategy and Budget Directorate Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussions on the possible data sources for DSE to better represent the Turkish case. They listed the strategy documents that contain the policies and data that can be used for Turkish city case in DSE and shared the addresses of those documents that can be accessed online.
OUTCOMES:
1. The possible micro data source for socio-economic part of the DSE that can be used in agent-based modelling is TurkStat's Income & Living Conditions Survey which can be acquired if a Turkish city case study is officially continuing in the project in 2022.
2. The strategies of Turkey to be used in policy bundle (for DRR, urbanization, housing and poverty) in DSE can be found in 11th Development Plan of Turkey, Central Government Yearly Programme for 2022,
3. As a data source for country level but can be used in DSE for the employment-based assumptions on sectors; the National Employment Strategy document is underlined to show the figures of different social vulnerable groups and woman in different economic sectors.
4. The 2019 dated Report that is submitted to UN about Turkey's Recent Developments in terms of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is defined as covering many important figures that can be used for Turkish case study in Tomorrow's Cities Project (which is online at the webpage: www.surdurulebilirkalkinma.gov.tr)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Presidency of Strategy and Budget Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact City Lead and Social Science lead visited the Presidency of Strategy and Budget in the capital city to be able to learn more about the future development plans of this important decision maker institution and aiming to create impact in their development and sustainability plans through research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Turkey Sibel Kalaycioglu appearance on 3rd International Disaster and Resilience Congress led by Interior Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency AFAD. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Istanbul HUB Social Science Team Lead made a talk in the congress which was held within the framework of the activities of "October 13, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction" on the AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency) campus. Sibel is one of the organising and scientific committee member of the organisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijhSJFKJdmk
 
Description Turkey State Hydraulic Works General Directorate Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Stakeholder Engagement for project impact by research findings and Data acquisition for further hazard related research in the Istanbul HUB such as flash floods, earthquakes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Turkey State Hydraulic Works Istanbul Directorate Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Stakeholder Engagement for project impact by research findings and Data acquisition for further hazard related research in the Istanbul HUB such as flash floods, earthquakes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter August 2020 English 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter August 2020 Turkish 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1297564004089569280
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter December 2020 English 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1344643089407877120
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter December 2020 Turkish 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1344634638485094401
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter February 2021 Turkish 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter January 2021 Turkish 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter July 2020 English 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1305806515228602368
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter July 2020 Turkish 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1297568396175974400
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter March2021 Turkish 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter Mayis 2021 Turkish 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter November 2020 Turkish 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter October 2020 English 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1323963643902480386
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter October 2020 Turkish 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1323291899785060353
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter September 2020 English 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1323294679530672129
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul Newsletter September 2020 Turkish 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To give important news and research monthly updates of Istanbul HUB to make our audience and stakeholders aware of our outputs and the impact we aim to create. Regular newsletters in Turkish sent to 428 non-academic stakeholders, with the purpose of raising awareness, building relationships and influencing key actors in the city. Content is integrated with website content and posts on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1308752268712464384
 
Description Turkey Tomorrow's Istanbul, Stakeholder Engagement Kick off Meeting #1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Stakeholder Engagement for project impact by presenting Risk drivers in Istanbul. Societal and governance aspects supporting multi-risk informed urban expansion, Challenges and opportunities, Tools and means for improved communication of disaster risks were presented to wide range of stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1323181316767186944
 
Description Turkey, Istanbul Futures Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting to create an agreed vision for the resilient Istanbul of the future: Discussion around obstacles and opportunities by facilitating scenarios among groups in the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Turkey, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Planning Agency Vision 2050 Educational and Social Policies and Poverty Framework Approach / Consultation Prof. Sibel Kalaycioglu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Istanbul HUB Social Science Lead Sibel Kalaycioglu made Consultancy brief for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Vision 2050 Planning Agency on how to implement social policies in future urban plans. Stakeholder Engagement for project impact towards 2050 planning works.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey, Istanbul Team and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact HUB Co-Director and Istanbul Researcher met to make engagement with international team dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. The purpose is working together to require map data which revolutionises disaster management and risk reduction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.hotosm.org/what-we-do
 
Description Turkey, Istanbul Transportation Network Resilience HUB Workshop 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop aims to initiate an exchange of ideas and potential collaboration between the Hub researchers and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality transport planning. Specifically, the Hub research focuses on (1) the multi-hazard resilience of transportation network and (2) the social resilience inequality that arises from the topology and capacity of the transport infrastructure, and the objective of the meeting is to explore how this knowledge and analysis can inform and support the development of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality urban plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turkey: 1st stakeholder meeting and a focus group discussion with the Mukhtars of surrounding neighbourhoods 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This meeting aimed to introduce the Tomorrow's Cities project and the concept of disaster risk to the neighbourhood leads, known as Mukhtars. During the meeting, Mukhtars declared their willingness to cooperate in research activities, particularly providing with social structure data needed for the computational model of TCDSE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Turkey: Article: Afet Riskini Azaltmada Afet Risk Iletisiminin Yeri ve Önemi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webpage article on "The Role and Importance of Disaster Risk Communication in Disaster Risk Reduction".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.tesev.org.tr/tr/research/afet-riskini-azaltmada-afet-risk-iletisiminin-yeri-ve-onemi/
 
Description Turkey: Büyükçekmece Municipality Vision 2050 Manager and TC Researchers Operational Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Istanbul HUB WP1 Future Visioning Team researchers met with the Vision 2050 Manager of the Büyükçekmece Municipality, Dr. Ali Kaya to discuss on Future Visioning Study to be held in the area; venue for the activities, contact data acquisition and organising kick-off meeting with assigned members of staff of Strategic Planning, Climate Change, Social Services, Infrastructure Services, Recreation Services, Information Technologies and R&D Departments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Turkey: Büyükçekmece Municipality and Tomorrow's Cities Collaboration Kick-Off Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In Istanbul, the Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment will be piloted in a development area within Büyükçekmece Municipality, as part of the Istanbul 2050 developments. In June 2022, Lead researchers from the Istanbul Hub met with the Vice Mayor of the Büyükçekmece Municipality to discuss in detail the collaboration between the HUB and the municipality in order to deliver the pilot project.
The meeting led to a commitment from the municipality to assign members of staff and allocate them time to dedicate to the project from the Departments of: Strategic Planning; Climate Change; Social Services; Infrastructure Services; Recreation Services; Information Technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Turkey: Emin Mentese participated in Understanding Risk 2022 as one of the TC speakers in "Democratising the Concept of Multi-Hazard Risk toward a more Equitable, Disaster-Resilient Future" session. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Understanding Risk is a global community of experts and practitioners with interest in the field of disaster risk identification, specifically risk assessment and risk communication.
Emin Y. Mentese participated in Understanding Risk Global Forum 2022 in "Democratising the Concept of Multi-Hazard Risk toward a more Equitable, Disaster-Resilient Future" session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://hopin.com/events/ur22is-live/registration
 
Description Turkey: Future Visioning Focus Group Discussions with Disabled 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Focus group discussion (FGD) which is the starting point of the Future Visioning activities aiming for understanding the worries, experiences, expectations and challenges of the communities and their risk perception in the process of urban planning.
In that sense, TC Istanbul Team brought together young people living in the case study area of Büyükçekmece Municipality. Collected and collated quantified and qualified data out of the discussion will be translated into spatial plans which will feed into subsequent work plans of the project.
Although the number of the participants quite low, the group was representing a wider disabled community, as one of the participants was a political party's representative, Istanbul Head of Disabled Commission, and a non-governmental disabled organisation representative at the same time. Other two also had public roles in which they had access to the disabled communities, especially those in need of social assistance. Therefore, the observations, expectations, challenges and worries they reflect regarding their present and future lives as well as their surroundings in the scope of DRR was representing almost the entire disabled community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1573361332367368198?s=20&t=MUKgOggRV6Msqg2gjqECYg
 
Description Turkey: Future Visioning Focus Group Discussions with Elderly Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Focus group discussion (FGD) which is the starting point of the Future Visioning activities aiming for understanding the worries, experiences, expectations and challenges of the communities and their risk perception in the process of urban planning. In that sense, TC Istanbul Team brought together this time elderly people living in the case study area of Büyükçekmece Municipality. Collected and collated quantified and qualified data out of the discussion will be translated into spatial plans which will feed into subsequent work plans of the TCDSE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1573361332367368198?s=20&t=MUKgOggRV6Msqg2gjqECYg
 
Description Turkey: Future Visioning Focus Group Discussions with Elderly Women 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Focus group discussion (FGD) which is the starting point of the Future Visioning activities aiming for understanding the worries, experiences, expectations and challenges of the communities and their risk perception in the process of urban planning.
In that sense, TC Istanbul Team brought together elderly women living in the case study area of Büyükçekmece Municipality. Collected and collated quantified and qualified data out of the discussion will be translated into spatial plans which will feed into subsequent work plans of the project.
In terms of economic well-being, the most disadvantaged group encountered so far was given a voice to express their observations, expectations, challenges and worries regarding their present and future lives as well as their surroundings in the scope of DRR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/IstanbulRiskHub/status/1573361332367368198?s=20&t=MUKgOggRV6Msqg2gjqECYg
 
Description Turkey: Future Visioning Focus Group Discussions with NGOs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The Focus group discussion (FGD) which is the starting point of the Future Visioning activities aiming for understanding the worries, experiences, expectations and challenges of the communities and their risk perception in the process of urban planning. In that sense, TC Istanbul Team brought together this time NGOs living in the case study area of Büyükçekmece Municipality. Collected and collated quantified and qualified data out of the discussion will be translated into spatial plans which will feed into subsequent work plans of the TCDSE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Turkey: Future Visioning Focus Group Discussions with Roma People 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Focus group discussion (FGD) which is the starting point of the Future Visioning activities aiming for understanding the worries, experiences, expectations and challenges of the communities and their risk perception in the process of urban planning. In that sense, TC Istanbul Team brought together this time The Roma people living in the case study area of Büyükçekmece Municipality. Collected and collated quantified and qualified data out of the discussion will be translated into spatial plans which will feed into subsequent work plans of the TCDSE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Turkey: Future Visioning Focus Group Discussions with Women-Risk Comms Meeting in Güzelce Neighbourhood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Basic information about the project and local disaster risks have been introduced to a women's group. Their major concerns, expectations and level of risk awareness were explored through semi-structured discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://tomorrows.istanbul/en/node/126
 
Description Turkey: Future Visioning Focus Group Discussions with Women-Risk Comms Meeting in Hürriyet Neighbourhood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Basic information about the project and local disaster risks have been introduced to a women's group. Their major concerns, expectations and level of risk awareness were explored through semi-structured discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://tomorrows.istanbul/en/node/126
 
Description Turkey: Future Visioning Focus Group Discussions with Women-Risk Comms Meeting in Ulus Neighbourhood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Basic information about the project and local disaster risks have been introduced to a women's group. Their major concerns, expectations and level of risk awareness were explored through semi-structured discussions.