After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to: explain and contrast the concept of urban resilience and vulnerability; understand links and interactions between urban development, disaster risk and governance processes; assess the impact of disasters on changes in governance and urbanization; analyse the place of social capital, community, and government institutions in disaster response; apply learning from the course to design and evaluate proposals for enhancing societal resilience to crises.
The learning outcomes for the module are as follows:
- Knowledge and skill building that will enable the students to use design as a medium for adaptation strategies.
- Compare and contrast India’s urban poor vulnerabilities to urban American and other developed-nation communities
- Introduction to climate change, urban environment and climate risks
- climate change policies (NAPCC, UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol), Impacts of Climate Change on cities and the Urban Poor
- Risk identification, Assessment methods and Principles of Building Urban Resilience
- Data Gathering, Mapping, assessing and evaluating risks
- Adaptation strategies through risk based urban planning as well as urban infrastructure upgradation
22 -28 hours with the ability to start/stop/return at any time.
This course is for:
- first responders,
- active service military,
- emergency managers and
Take this course to understand the theory behind their practice and increase their professional capacity when responding to a major emergency. This course is also aimed at personnel who form part of the Emergency Response organization.