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Climate-Related Disasters: Humanitarian Challenges and Reconstruction Opportunities

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Resource type:Articles
Language:English
Keywords:Environment, Innovation, Shelter, Shelter and housing, Urban, Urban design/planning
Agency:ALNAP
Author(s):Suarez, P. et al.
Date published:2008
Pages:7pp

This article is an invitation to architects and designers to collaborate with humanitarian organizations in promoting adaptation to climate change. From hazard-resistant residences and affordable flood shelters to disaster-resilient, inclusive urban planning policies, to public awareness campaigns or funding and design of reconstruction and relocation projects after catastrophic events, the humanitarian challenges brought by climate change can become a source of inspiration for those who shape urban places.

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