Here you will find a selection of video and other multimedia resources about urban humanitarian issues. If you know of a resource not listed, please get in touch through the Contact Us page.
This HPCR webcast explores humanitarian agencies' decision-making processes and seeks to answer questions such as, How do humanitarian organizations determine where to act, and what type of events trigger the need to intervene? What are the measures of vulnerability and how do humanitarians assess their impact in violent cities?
Recording of the webinar 'Understanding the city better as the key to disaster response and reconstruction - UN Habitat's experiences' presented by Jean-Christophe Adrian, Director of the Liaison Office for European Institutions, UN-Habitat, with panellist Paul Knox Clarke, Head of Research and Communications at ALNAP.
Recording of the webinar 'Responding to urban disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations' presented by David Sanderson, Director of CENDEP, with panellist Paul Knox Clarke, Head of Research and Communications at ALNAP. The presentation is based on an ALNAP Lessons Paper published in November 2012.
Video Tutorials to explain the SMIS (Spherical Model Information System) and to understand how to use the different Spherical Models and what makes the difference to previous methods applied in disaster management, reconstruction, and development cooperation.
Video on a comprehensive shelter programme in Marikina, Philippines supported by Cities Alliance.
Speaking to an audience of urban specialists in addition to World Bank and Cities Alliance staff Shlomo Angel discussed how his team’s quantitative dimensions of past, present, and future urban land cover points to the urgency of adopting a “making room paradigm” as a more realistic strategy for cities and metropolitan regions to prepare for their inevitable expansion.
Six minute film about NGO Shelter Associates' work in improving access to sanitation for the urban poor in Western India.
This film was produced by the World Bank team in Jakarta in partnership with the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta. It seeks to raise awareness and support understanding of the impacts of climate change in the city, and highlight the myriad ways in which the government and communities are adapting and responding.
Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
Lecture by AbdouMaliq Simone, an urbanist in the broad sense that his work focuses on various powers, cultural expressions, governance and planning discourses, spaces and times in cities across the world.
Matthew Krause of the groundbreaking Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading, a Khayelitsha based project that has been credited with contributing to crime prevention and community wellness.
The second session in SSF’s Urbanization in a Growing World series explored food security, one among a host of challenges cities face in light of climate change. As the global population becomes increasingly urbanized, cities are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, but are also uniquely poised to respond nimbly to this threat.
The introduction in SSF’s Urbanization in a Growing World series highlights the challenges and opportunities presented by rapid urbanization, relating to the subjects of our subsequent sessions: food security, infrastructure, economic development and governance.
he World Bank is putting forth its new Urban and Local Government Strategy at a critical time. For the first time in history, more than half the worlds people live in cities. Over 90 percent of urban growth is occurring in the developing world, adding an estimated 70 million new residents to urban areas each year. The new Strategy advocates a new paradigm aimed at harnessing urbanization for growth and poverty reduction.
This documentary from Groupe URD highlights the organisation's work on urban humanitarian issues in Haiti.
WFP project addressing urban food security and livelihoods in Kenya.
On June 7, 2012 in Washington, DC, Brian English, Director of Program Innovation at CHF spoke about how CHF is creating smarter cities with the urban poor at Tedx Adams Morgan.
Aromar Revi, Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements on Indian urbanisation and the opportunities it presents for the country. Audio talk and Q&A session from African Centre for Cities' Public Discourse lecture series.
This lecture by Professor Manuel Castells was part of the African Centre for Cities' Public Discourse lecture series in 2009.
Slum Dwellers International is a platform where governments and slum dwellers engage as partners in urban development. Together they co-produce cities that include the poor. This video discusses the role of slums in the world's increasing population of city dwellers.
In this GapCast, Hans Rosling focuses on urbanization. In four minutes he give a short overview over the urban challenge, showing the last 40 years of development in urbanization and economic growth.
Cities have long been connected with processes of bureaucratisation & state-building, as indeed they have long been linked to conflict and war. Cities have changed, states have changed, & armed conflict itself has changed. In this respect, cities are increasingly critical locations of conflict, both directly and indirectly. Professor Jo Beall discusses some findings from the "Conflict and State Fragility" project she has directed over the last 10 years.
One day conference hosted by Groupe URD on 26 April 2011. The conference focuses on fragility in built and urban environments in the context of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and on the challenges of humanitarian and reconstruction operations in these environments.
To discuss how urbanization has impacted education, UNICEF’s podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with two guests: Dr. Pamela Wridt, Co-Director of Children’s Environments Research Group (CERG) , and Carlos Vasquez, a UNICEF Education Specialist.
Preparing for the next urban disasters- 10 lessons from Haiti for aid agencies. The presentation summarises the findings of DEC Haiti urban study "Urban Disasters -- Lessons from Haiti". The study of members agencies response to Haiti highlights practical lessons that should guide future urban disaster responses.
WFP program in Kabul addressing rising food prices. Women are given monthly food vouchers that allow them to buy food at shops just like anyone else.
Ntombini Marrengane, State of the Cities in Africa Project Coordinator at the ACC, talks to Junaid Ahmad during a recent meeting in Cape Town about the nature of challenges facing urban Africa in the 21st century and the role of the World Bank in supporting sustainable development.
Series of speeches presented at an event hosted by CERAH GENEVE 1 Dec 2011. Speakers include Gilles Carbonnier, François Grünewald, Patrick Villedieu, Thomas Calvot.
This new 10-minute film features some of the world's leading experts in urban development along with city leaders from around the world. It was produced by award-winning filmmaker Babar Ahmed, and focuses on solutions to the challenges that cities face today.
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) video on the key role of cities in sustainable development and poverty reduction.
Professor Edgar Pieterse and Tau Tavengwa speaks as part of the African Centre for Cities Urban Podcast Series.
In anticipation of the Sixth World Urban Forum (WUF 6) in Naples, Italy in September 2012, the National Building Museum hosts a series of dialogues chaired and organized by a network of cross-sector U.S. urban policy stakeholders. Shared here as an audio podcast.
A new awareness campaign on urban refugees is exposing the hidden crisis of millions of refugees who disappear into the urban sprawl and the problems they face every day.
In this discussion, held as part of the Open Book Festival 2011 in Cape Town, Edgar Pieterse, Tau Tavengwa and Sean O'Toole talk about the CityScapes project.
Ricky Burdett, director of LSE Cities and co-editor of the volume Living in the endless City, speaks about the 500-page tour de force at the Open Book Festival 2011 in Cape Town.
Lecturer Christine Hentschel says, 'In my reflections on space, affect and security I seek to capture the aesthetic and affective dimensions of everyday city-making in a South African metropolis. I discovered that making places safe is no longer just about putting up fences, surveillance cameras or alarm systems.'