The question of resilience in the context of urban growth recognises that disaster risk reduction is not limited to preparedness and response, but is a key determinant for sustainable development. How cities grow – the strategic planning and design of spatial elements and their impact on the natural and built environments, the inclusion of the most vulnerable in urban planning — all dictate a city’s capacity to absorb and recover from disasters, including those driven by an extreme climate.

Sustainable Development Goals:
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