This report is the result of a compendium undertaken as part of the ‘Building Resilience to Disasters in Western Balkans and Turkey’ project, initiated by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and supported by the European Commission (DG Enlargement) under the instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), with an objective to build the resilience of IPA beneficiaries in South Eastern Europe (SEE).

Written by CUDRR+R’s Ebru Gencer, this report aims to enhance the knowledge of local government officials and local decision-makers on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and to showcase good practices on urban DRR in cities of the Western Balkans and Turkey. The compendium built upon UNISDR’s ‘Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!’ campaign in collecting urban risk reduction experiences of the selected cities of the IPA beneficiary countries in the project which have participated in the Campaign.