The Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship Program has released three knowledge briefs on urban disaster risk and vulnerability under global environmental change. The knowledge briefs are outputs from competitive grants on topics ranging from the creation and testing of a decision support system in the Philippines, an analysis of the linkage between urbanization and disaster in India, and validation of a framework for school-community collaboration for coastal community resilience.
This knowledge brief, “Design and Framework for a Decision Support System for Highly Urbanized MegaCities: Case Study Metro Manila” was written by PARR Fellow, Gemma T. Narisma, describing her work in Manilla, Philippines. The brief explores effective science information communication towards risk reduction. It introduces the framework of a decision support system for extreme events for Metro Manila and potentially other highly urbanized megacities.