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Workshop "Building resilient communities through urban planning and the integration of Natural Sciences"

13 January 2015

Geneva, Switzerland

Venue: University of Geneva, Uni Mail

This workshop will discuss the integration of hazards, risks analysis and Natural Sciences into policy making for cities and human settlements of the most vulnerable countries of the ECE region.

The workshop is jointly organized by UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management and the Programme on Assessment and Management of Geological and Climate Related Risk - CERG-C of the University of Geneva.

The workshop language is English.



Workshop report




Earthquake Hazard and Risk in Urban Areas
Prof. Donat Fäh, Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


"Disaster as a window of opportunity?": The role of planning and planners in the reconstruction of Kalamata City, Greece after the 1986 earthquakes
Ms. Miranda Dandoulaki, National Centre of Public Administration and Local Government, Greece


Climate change and cities
Prof. Martin Beniston, Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva


Information and mapping for making good decisions in the planning process
Anna Sjödin, UNISDR UPAG, Sweden


Risk Changes: Spatial Decision Support System for the analysis of changing multi-hazard risk
Prof. Cees Van Westen, ITC, Netherlands


Complex urban disasters challenging cities' development
Prof. Adriana Galderisi, University Federico II of Naples, Italy


Systemic analysis of territories for global impact assessment
Mr. Eric Leroi, URBATER, France


Impact assessment to support more resilient, recovery and enhanced risk mitigation strategies
Prof. Scira Menoni, Politecnico de Milano, CERG-C, Italy


Human Induced Hazards: Convention on Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Mr. Nikolay Savov, UNECE, Switzerland


Spatial planning: An integrated and coordinated approach
Mr. Louis Gatt, Parliamentary Secretariat for Planning and Simplification of Administrative Processes, Government of Malta


Global Human Settlements information to support Disaster Risk Reduction
Dr. Daniele Ehrlich, JRC-European Commission


UNECE Policy Study on Urban Planning
Mr. Michele Melchiorri and Mr. Noel Sampson, UNECE Secretariat


For more information, please contact:

Gulnara Roll, Head
UNECE Housing and Land Management Unit
Email: Gulnara.Roll@unece.org
Telephone: +41 22 917 22 57