Safer Cities Case Studies on Mitigating Disasters in
Asia and the Pacific: Guidelines ADPC: Safer Cities Case Studies on Mitigating Disasters in <br> Asia and the Pacific: Guidelines

Published on: 01/30/2002

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Resilient Cities and Urban Management

Type: Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

File size: 0.16 MB


Publication Overview/Description

Safer Cities is a series of case studies that illustrate how people, communities, cities, governments and businesses have been able to make cities safer before disasters strike. The series is designed to provide decision-makers, planners, city and community leaders and trainers with an array of proven ideas, tools, policy options and strategies for urban disaster mitigation derived from analyses of real-life experiences, good practices and lessons learned in Asia and the Pacific.

The guidelines found here provide basic instructions on how to develop a case study material into a publication under the Safer Cities series. It is a direct help to information specialists, editors, designers and layout artists aiming to produce learning resources that are informative, readable, organized and consistent in terms of key contents, style, format and packaging. As such, the pointers drawn are classified into three categories: (i) editing; (ii) format and layout; and (iii) categorization and packaging of case studies series.

The outlined suggestions are heavily based on Safer Cities 1: Community-based Initiatives in Kathmandu Valley, a case study developed under the direction of the Asian Urban Disaster Mitigation Program (AUDMP) of ADPC. Other programs of ADPC as well as other organizations can adapt these guidelines with some modifications to suit their needs.