A Global Urban Risk Index

Which cities have the highest risk of human and economic losses due to natural hazards? And how will urban exposure to major hazards change over the coming decades?

The newly-released World Bank paper, A Global Urban Risk Index, reports on a global urban disaster risk index that evaluates the mortality and economic risks from disasters in 1,943 cities in developing countries. The global urban risk analysis can inform the prioritization of resources for disaster risk management and urban planning and promote the shift toward managing risks rather than emergencies.

The study utilized a four-component risk model–

GURI components

for the six-region study area, Philippines included–

GURI study regions

A finding pertaining to the Philippines: Metro Manila and Baguio were calculated to be among the top 5 cities at risk to landslides.

GURI landslide risk

The complete report here.

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