Climate change is a global phenomenon, but the impacts are distributed locally and unevenly in cities. The urban poor are the most affected by climate change and are more likely to live in areas that lack sufficient infrastructure to respond to climate risks.
This working paper introduces the Urban Community Resilience Assessment (UCRA), developed by WRI. The UCRA is a tool for city planners to measure differentiated community needs for climate resilience. Measuring how communities and individuals have responded to potential climate risks can help identify needs for resilience and inform effective urban resilience planning. The paper explores insights on the tool from pilot projects in two Brazilian cities, and is also available in Portuguese.
UrbanShift Lab on Metropolitan Planning and Climate Action in Florianopolis
This technical workshop will bring together representatives from national, state and city level, to discuss how climate change measures can be integrated in the metropolitan planning instruments and improve inter-municipal governance.
Brazil National Dialogue
The first National Dialogue for Brazil will align stakeholders from across levels of government to further innovative and sustainable strategies for urban development.
Salvador, Brazil: Sustainable building certification and tax discounts
Model: Market-Shaping Policy & Regulation
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Resilience Challenge Incubator
Model: Enabling Innovation