Innovation

Urban Protection For Resilience

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Innovation topic

Excellent Science

Date of analysis

Innovation Radar's analysis of this innovation is based on data collected on 24/11/2017

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  • Project

    This innovation was developed under the Horizon 2020 project PRUV. Details of this project are provided below:

    Project acronym: PRUV

    Project Title: Preparedness and Resilience to address Urban Vulnerability

    Project description: The challenge posed by urban vulnerability is immense and is being compounded by rapid unplanned urbanisation, climate change and resource pressures. While the realisation that there is a fundamental shift in the landscape of crises to cities is no longer contested, aid actors are nonetheless grappling with the complexities of adapting their approaches to the urban context. The Preparedness and Resilience to address Urban Vulnerability (PRUV) Consortium aims to inform the pressing need to reshape how humanitarian action and development aid is undertaken in urban areas to address the challenge posed by urban vulnerability. Assembled within the PRUV Consortium is an exciting mix of actors with considerable experience and expertise in urban contexts that will transcend disciplines and sectors to frame a new resilience and preparedness paradigm to respond to urban challenges. It seeks to combine existing best practice with innovative thinking and technology to challenge current state of the art thinking in order to arrive at a novel approach with affected urban populations at the centre.By combining legal, social, cultural, political and public health perspectives in a holistic manner, considerable purchase is added to the research around preparedness and resilience, which, while not new within the aid sector more generally, has not been focussed sufficiently on the urban context to date. The opportunities to carry out the research in test-bed sites in Africa, Asia and Latin America adds to the potentially broad utility and transferability of the findings globally.

    Project end date: 31/12/2019

    More info:

    • Read more about this project on CORDIS (find names of contact persons and their phone numbers on the CORDIS page)

    • Details of this project on the Horizon 2020 dashboard

    Key Innovator(s)

    Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados para América Latina y el Caribe

    BOGOTA, CO

    Other

    PLAN LIMITED

    WOKING, UK

    Large Enterprise

    UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO

    BILBAO, ES

    Higher Education Instutite / Research Centre