Urban Resilience Project (URP):
⦁ City-level actors are critical to the effort to develop resilient and livable cities in Bangladesh. Urban Resilience Project seeks to create and enabling environment for centrally coordinated and locally managed Disaster Risk Management (DRM). There are three core pillars of disaster resilience in urban settings as described in figure below including : i) effective emergency management; ii) improving structural resilience through reduction of existing physical vulnerability; and iii) risk-sensitive land use planning and safe construction standards and practices to ensure sustainable growth.
⦁ A Comprehensive approach to increase urban resilience requires coordinated long-term investment across the three pillars. The Urban Resilience Project (URP) would serve as the first in a series of investments, which will initially focus on Pillar 1, to improve the critical capacity and infrastructure for emergency planning and response. The project will also lay the foundations for subsequent investments in Pillars 2 and 3 by identifying key risks in the to-be built environment and developing the practice of risk-sensitive urban development.