CUDRR+R’s Executive Director Dr. Ebru Gencer spoke with URBANET on inclusive cities, public spaces and the importance of community participation in disaster risk reduction.

“Community participation in planning is really important to increase safety in informal settlements for all types of hazards, whether it is a man-made hazard such as crime, robbery, or sexual violence, or whether it is a natural hazard,” she said. “The local governments need to give the public the opportunity to understand these issues, and involve them in the planning process and in the management of the areas they live in.”

Read the full interview here.