WHO-UfM Joint Webinar “Protecting Environments and Health by Building Urban Resilience”
September 28, 2022
The joint webinar on “Protecting Environments and Health by Building Urban Resilience“, which will be co-organized by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on Tuesday, 4 October 2022, from 09:30 to 11:00 hrs (CEST).
Urban and spatial planning needs to increasingly consider preparedness and resilience as a determinant of public health at the local level. Climate change, inadequate urbanization patterns and environmental degradation have left many cities vulnerable to disasters such as extreme weather events, chemical accidents, floods, earthquakes, power cuts, pandemics, or forest fires.
Much can be done at the city level by local authorities, planners and managers to apply urban planning and design as an instrument to reduce risks and vulnerabilities and build resilience. This webinar aims to reflect on the different dimensions of local preparedness and resilience, and discusses the experiences and potential actions that can be taken by national and local governments to establish and support preparedness and resilience at local scale.