Cities face a ‘perfect storm’ of crises warns UNISDR and UN-Habitat

22nd May 2013 Jonathan Andrews

The increasing global trend of diminishing finance for local authorities combined with growing demand arising from urbanisation defines a ‘perfect storm’ for urban failures. The warning came from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr Joan Clos, during a meeting of UNISDR’s ‘Making Cities Resilient Campaign’ held in Geneva today.

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