Urban Disaster Risk Mitigation & Climate Resilient Development

By Prof. Dr. Sanjukkta Bhaduri   |   School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi
Learners enrolled: 765
The course aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the interface between urban development, disaster risk and climate change; the dynamics of risk and variability of climate change; causal factors and impacts of disasters and climate change and the issues involved therein.
The course also focuses on disaster and climate resilient urban development, the process, data base requirement, various types of analyses and management and also highlights disaster and climate risk governance.
Graduate from any discipline, post graduate students of any discipline, professional from any sector, academicians, researchers and policy/decision makers and anybody who is interested in the subject can enroll in this course.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 15 Jul 2020
End Date : 30 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 10 Sep 2020
Exam Date : 10 Dec 2020 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 01:- Urbanization

Week 02:-  Phenomenon of climate

Week 03:- Phenomenon of disaster

Week 04:- Impact of disasters

Week 05:- Impact of disasters in India

Week 06:- Impact of climate change

Week 07:- Urban Heat Island

Week 08:- International guidelines and policies for disaster risk

Week 09:- International guidelines and policies for climate change

Week 10:- Resilient development process

Week 11:- Mainstreaming the DRR and CAA- Part I

Week 12:-  Mainstreaming the DRR and CAA- Part II

Week 13:- Strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction

Week 14:- Climate Change Mitigation

Week 15:- Disaster response and disaster risk governance and risk financing

Books and references

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  36. Izumi, T., Shiwaku, K., Shaw, R., & Shaw, R. ; Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia: Potentials and Challenges, 2018
  37. Jain, G. ; The role of private sector for reducing disaster risk in large scale infrastructure and real estate development: Case of Delhi, 2015
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  57. Porfiriev, B. ; Economic issues of disaster and disaster risk reduction policies: International vs. Russian perspectives, 2012
  58. Prashar, S., & Shaw, R. ; A Participatory Approach to Enhance Disaster Risk Governance: The Case of Delhi, 2017
  59. Prashar, S., & Shaw, R. ; Disaster Resilience of Slums in Delhi through Appropriate Risk Communication, 2012
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  73. UN ; Understanding Disaster Risk
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  75. UNDP ; Disaster risk reduction
  76. UNDRR ; Disaster risk reduction & disaster risk management
  77. UNISDR ; Disaster Risk Management 
  78. UNISDR ; Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
  79. UNISDR ; What is Disaster Risk Reduction? 
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  81. United Nations; Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Delhi, NBO, 2001
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Instructor bio

Prof. Dr. Sanjukkta Bhaduri

School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi
Prof. Dr. Sanjukkta Bhaduri is a full time Professor of Urban Planning at SPA, New Delhi. She has done Bachelor in Architecture from Jadavpur University (1983), Masters in City Planning from I.I.T Kharagpur (1985) and Ph.D from SPA, New Delhi (2003). She has 33 years of professional, research and teaching experience in the fields of Urban Planning, Environmental Planning; the areas of special interest are Smart cities, Sustainable Development of settlements, Participatory Planning, Social aspects related to Planning Disaster Management, Urban Environmental Management, Assessment of Environmental Impacts, Energy and Urban Development, Environmental Quality of Human Settlements. She has worked in SPA, Delhi for 30 years in various positions.

Course certificate

Upon successful completion of the course the students would receive a 4 credit course certificate.
• The course is free to enroll and learn from. To gain a certificate, one has to register and write the proctored exam conducted at any of the designated exam centres.
• Announcement will be put up when the registrations for exam are open.

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