This handbook provides mayors, governors, councillors and other local government leaders with a generic framework for risk reduction and points to good practices and tools that are already being applied in different cities for that purpose. It discusses why building disaster resilience is beneficial; what kind of strategies and actions are required; and how to go about the task. It offers practical guidance to understand and take action on the "Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient" as set out in the global campaign "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!".
Foreword and purpose of the Handbook
Introduction: Why are cities at risk?, what is a disaster resilient city?
Chapter 1: Why invest in disaster risk reduction?
Chapter 2: What are the ten essentials for Making Cities Disaster Resilient?
Chapter 3: How to implement the ten essentials for Making Cities Resilient ?