Today, there are over 4.2 billion people living in our cities. By 2045, the prediction is that there will be six billion, with most growth taking place in Asia and Africa.
Against this backdrop of rapid urbanisation, increasing disasters, conflict and displacement, and an aid system geared towards rural response, what are the challenges and opportunities of working in urban spaces for the humanitarian sector? And what is good practice in humanitarian action for urban response?
This event is a launch of a Good Practice Review in Urban Humanitarian Response, commissioned by the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and authored by UNSW’s Professor David Sanderson.
David will identify current and growing urban threats, discuss challenges of management and city governance, and present lessons in good practice currently undertaken by organisations including the United Nations and the Red Cross.
About the book
The book is published by the ODI and the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP). It was funded by the European Commission and the Global Alliance for Urban Crises (GAUC). It is available to download here.