Displacement risk associated with disasters and climate
change is concentrated in cities and expected to increase
in the coming years. Therefore, determining a hazardprone city’s displacement risk profile is key to sustainable development, effective humanitarian response and
long-term prevention of displacement. This report highlights why and how risk assessments need to become
an integral part of urban planning, and presents an original tool that allows local authorities to assess disaster
displacement risk in their urban area. The tool identifies drivers and triggers of displacement as well as vulnerable
areas and urban populations at higher risk of displacement. It assesses data availability, urban governance,
disaster risk management capacity and initiatives to
mitigate displacement and ensure durable solutions for
those affected. In addition, promising practices of urban
planning strategies from around the world are highlighted as examples which can be adapted to different
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