This survey explored the state of adaptation and mitigation planning globally, the challenges cities are facing, and the way that networks connecting multiple different players (municipal, community-based, and business) influence how climate policies are designed and implemented. A total of 350 cities (48%) responded to the 69 question survey. The majority of respondents were from the United States where ICLEI has its largest membership.
This issue of Risky Ground looks at disasters caused by natural and not so natural events, and highlights a new geomorphic find in Yukon. It advertizes several upcoming meetings and field schools in hazard science. A large part of the issue reviews the Oso landslide
The Government of the Republic of Serbia has conducted a post-disaster needs assessment after the floods and landslides that occurred at the end of May 2014. The European Union, the United Nations and the World Bank – on the basis of an inter-agency agreement subscribed in 2008 – provided financial and expert support to conduct the assessment.
Efforts to increase individual preparedness among older people through the creation of “go-bags” and the stockpiling of supplies have been repeatedly undertaken but have not improved overall outcomes for older people following subsequent disasters in New York City. With
extreme weather projected to increase, a new strategy is required to keep older adults, who are often among the city’s most long-term, civically engaged residents, safe.