26 May 2021

Collaborative research in urban resettlements and disaster risk is supported with large grant by Independent Research Fund Denmark

In an ever changing global and urbanizing world and with high numbers of people living in slums/informal settlements, there has been a call by many governments to resettle urban slums in the light of extreme weather events and disasters such as urban floods. However, relocation and resettlement processes post-disasters been proven unsuccessful in the past as post-disaster resettlements have shown that resettled communities continue to be affected by flooding and other disasters.

In this context, this project will investigate how resettlement of urban slums might create new disaster risks.

This project is built around a synergistic partnership between University of Copenhagen, Roskilde University in Denmark and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in India.

This project will contribute with new knowledge on how disaster risk is created in urban resettlement and push the field of disaster studies in a new direction theoretically highlighting the contours of disaster risk creation.

For more information about the project please contact Emmanuel Raju.