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Objectives: Safe Cities

Objectives (selected) 

Safe Cities is part of the comprehensive Natural Disaster Risk Management Program developed by the World Bank Institute with support from WB Hazard Management Unit and ProVention Consortium. The objective of this specialization course is to address particular concerns of urban managers and planners. It reviews the necessary processes, regulations – related to land use, infrastructure, construction, building codes – enforcement issues and methods to reduce the exposure to hazards and limit the physical vulnerability of high density settlements. It intends to develop a wider and increased understanding of disaster risk reduction practices and enhance their effectiveness.