Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) have emerged as one of the most pressing development challenges in recent years. While urbanization is moving the global economy forward, most of the associated urban growth is rapid and often unplanned. Many urban areas exhibit a mix of inequitable development, low institutional capacity, significant gaps in financing and service delivery, persistent social inequalities and exclusion, rising violence and growing instability.
The World Bank Tokyo’s Development Learning Centre with the Safe and Inclusive Cities Community of Practice (CoP) under the Urban Poverty and Housing Global Solution Group (GSG), in collaboration with the Stability, Peace and Security GSG and with select Japanese cities, agencies and partners are organizing a Second Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Planning Safe and Inclusive in FCV context on May 13-17, 2019 in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.
It provides an opportunity for knowledge exchange and structured learning with a focus on tools and approaches that combine spatial planning, physical investments, institutional interventions with better social, human development, security and economic outcomes, particularly with respect to safety and inclusion in FCV context. Participants will include thought-leaders, practitioners and decision-makers from developing countries, World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and experts from Japan, who will showcase approaches and experiences related to planning for safe and inclusive cities.
This TDD will help city leaders grapple with the challenges of how to make their cities safe and inclusive for all, in the wake of shocks and stresses that arise out of fragility, conflict and violence and natural disasters.