Pacific Island nations face unique challenges in urban growth and development. With the large majority of growth occurring in informal settlements, a new look is needed at building urban resilience. The ACFID Urban Community of Practice have produced two new papers examining the challenges of Pacific urbanisation and provide key recommendations for anyone working to support Pacific urban resilience.
‘Pacific Island Towns and Cities – A resilience agenda for urbanisation and urban growth in Pacific Island Countries’ provides a detailed understanding of why it is important to address Pacific island urbanisation and urban growth, its unique features and a focus on informal settlements; and practical recommendations for relevant stakeholders on how to build urban resilience in Pacific towns and cities.
The second paper ‘What Does Neighbourhood Level Urban Resilience Look Like In Honiara’ examines two informal settlements in the capital of the Solomon Islands, to identify and understand what neighbourhood level resilience looks like in order to support local capacity to prepare for and respond to unexpected shocks and stresses.
Both papers are available at the RDI Network Learning Hub: www.rdinetwork.org.au/resources