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  1. Presentation by Arzu Taylan, City and Regional Planning at METU, about the earthquake insurance systems in Turkey and disaster risks both posed by and to small businesses in Turkey.
  2. Risk Assessment tools for diagnosis of urban areas against seismic disasters
  3. The purpose of the Guidelines is to offer a set of complementary approaches to flood mitigation, founded on integrated, multidisciplinary consideration of various concepts, measures, and techniques.
  4. The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies and policies.
  5. This Manual is developed by Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS), a non-profit whose mission is to educate senior decision-makers in business, government and civil society about the principles of sustainability.
  6. Exhibit looking at ten international cities: Cairo, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Mumbai, São Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo through five thematic lenses – speed, size, density, diversity and form – but not 'safety'.
  7. Collection of resources on land tenure including an extensive series on Islamic land and property research.
  8. 'The global Slum Upgrading Facility (SUF) is designed to mobilize domestic capital for urban upgrading activities by facilitating links among local actors, and help prepare local projects for potential investment by international donors'.
  9. Listing of finance facilities for urban development maintained by Commonwealth Action for Human Settlements (ComHabitat).

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