Training Event 6:

Resilient Planning for Cities and Municipalities: How can LGUs use climate information for building city/municipality–wide resilience and adaptation actions?

Date: October 06, 2023
Time: 09:00 am – 12:00 nn
Meeting Room: 8

Training Provider:

DHSUD ELUPDB and Regional ELUPDD

Description of the training:

In an era of urbanization, cities and municipalities are increasingly confronted with the complex realities of climate change, from intensifying rainfall and flooding to rising urban heat and sea-level fluctuations. Compounded by the potential for disasters and pandemics, these challenges necessitate a proactive approach. To address these multifaceted challenges and create cities and municipalities that are prepared for the future, it is imperative to equip local government units (LGUs) with the necessary tools and knowledge. This training, titled “Resilient Planning for Cities and Municipalities: How can LGUs use climate information for building city/municipality–wide resilience and adaptation actions?” aims to do just that.

The core objective of this training is to underline the significance of incorporating climate science and risk-based information into decision-making processes. By incorporating these insights, LGUs can formulate sustainable urban plans and designs that effectively combat climate vulnerabilities. This training will not only introduce the fundamental importance of climate risk assessment but also provide participants with practical and actionable tools and methods to integrate climate data into their urban planning strategies.

Participants will be introduced to Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) tool. This tool will act as a quick guide, leading participants through the steps of developing climate exposure databases and risk analytics. Covering both current and potential/future risks, these analytical insights will account for urban development trends and constraints, co-benefits, and a nuanced exploration of urban ecosystems.

Through immersive sessions, participants will grasp the transformative potential of risk-based analytics, enhancing urban design elements to withstand climate change impacts and enhance the overall urban environment. The training's practicality will be underscored by hands-on exercises that involve processing real scenario and actual datasets and formulating city/municipality-wide climate adaptation strategies. These exercises will offer a practical application of the analytical tool and encourage participants to innovate adaptive design strategies that foster a greener and more resilient urban future.

Aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 11 and 13, this training will equip participants with essential skills for project and policy development, enabling resilience on the local level. Furthermore, this initiative supports the overarching goals of the Philippine Urban Forum (PhUF) 2023 by imparting participants with the know-how of crafting evidence-based and risk-based strategies. This training aligns with PhUF's mission to safeguard the future of cities and municipalities. The urbanization wave sweeping across the country necessitates a proactive stance in the face of climate challenges. Armed with innovative design strategies tailored to their specific city or municipality contexts, participants will actively contribute to concrete solutions that pave the way for resilient urban environments.

Objectives

The activity aims to:
  1. Gain practical skills and knowledge on risk–based planning to inform city and municipal urban plans and designs;

  2. Learn about specific analytics tool for climate and disaster risk assessment and its application in developing strategies to build resilience and achieve sustainable urban development;

  3. Acquire information on steps and methodologies on how to use risk– assessment results to formulate city/municipality–wide climate change adaptation strategy using urban design elements at various scales; and

  4. Reflect on the application of the training and determine possible entry points that will promote resilience, urban equity, and green development.

Expected Outcomes/Outputs

The participants will gain the following knowledge and skills:
  1. How to apply risk–based analytical tools for climate change adaptation;

  2. How to develop urban plans and design solutions at various scales/elements; and

  3. How to use disaster and risk assessment data to promote urban climate resilience.

Training Event 6:

Resilient Planning for Cities and Municipalities: How can LGUs use climate information for building city/municipality–wide resilience and adaptation actions?

Date: October 06, 2023
Time: 09:00 am – 12:00 nn
Meeting Room: 8

Training Provider:

DHSUD ELUPDB and Regional ELUPDD

Description of the training:

In an era of urbanization, cities and municipalities are increasingly confronted with the complex realities of climate change, from intensifying rainfall and flooding to rising urban heat and sea-level fluctuations. Compounded by the potential for disasters and pandemics, these challenges necessitate a proactive approach. To address these multifaceted challenges and create cities and municipalities that are prepared for the future, it is imperative to equip local government units (LGUs) with the necessary tools and knowledge. This training, titled “Resilient Planning for Cities and Municipalities: How can LGUs use climate information for building city/municipality–wide resilience and adaptation actions?” aims to do just that.

The core objective of this training is to underline the significance of incorporating climate science and risk-based information into decision-making processes. By incorporating these insights, LGUs can formulate sustainable urban plans and designs that effectively combat climate vulnerabilities. This training will not only introduce the fundamental importance of climate risk assessment but also provide participants with practical and actionable tools and methods to integrate climate data into their urban planning strategies.

Participants will be introduced to Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) tool. This tool will act as a quick guide, leading participants through the steps of developing climate exposure databases and risk analytics. Covering both current and potential/future risks, these analytical insights will account for urban development trends and constraints, co-benefits, and a nuanced exploration of urban ecosystems.

Through immersive sessions, participants will grasp the transformative potential of risk-based analytics, enhancing urban design elements to withstand climate change impacts and enhance the overall urban environment. The training's practicality will be underscored by hands-on exercises that involve processing real scenario and actual datasets and formulating city/municipality-wide climate adaptation strategies. These exercises will offer a practical application of the analytical tool and encourage participants to innovate adaptive design strategies that foster a greener and more resilient urban future.

Aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 11 and 13, this training will equip participants with essential skills for project and policy development, enabling resilience on the local level. Furthermore, this initiative supports the overarching goals of the Philippine Urban Forum (PhUF) 2023 by imparting participants with the know-how of crafting evidence-based and risk-based strategies. This training aligns with PhUF's mission to safeguard the future of cities and municipalities. The urbanization wave sweeping across the country necessitates a proactive stance in the face of climate challenges. Armed with innovative design strategies tailored to their specific city or municipality contexts, participants will actively contribute to concrete solutions that pave the way for resilient urban environments.

Objectives

The activity aims to:
  1. Gain practical skills and knowledge on risk–based planning to inform city and municipal urban plans and designs;

  2. Learn about specific analytics tool for climate and disaster risk assessment and its application in developing strategies to build resilience and achieve sustainable urban development;

  3. Acquire information on steps and methodologies on how to use risk– assessment results to formulate city/municipality–wide climate change adaptation strategy using urban design elements at various scales; and

  4. Reflect on the application of the training and determine possible entry points that will promote resilience, urban equity, and green development.

Expected Outcomes/Outputs

The participants will gain the following knowledge and skills:
  1. How to apply risk–based analytical tools for climate change adaptation;

  2. How to develop urban plans and design solutions at various scales/elements; and

  3. How to use disaster and risk assessment data to promote urban climate resilience.
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