The collaborative research work with #MUI is leading to a series of new research projects.
The first project is called #Resilience: ‘Resilience or resistance? Negotiated mitigation of landslide risks in informal settlements in Medellin’. This project began November 2016 with a duration of 9 months.
This is a joint Heriot-Watt University / The University of Edinburgh / Universidad Nacional de Colombia project that is piloting community-based monitoring and mitigation of landslide risk in an informal settlement in Medellin, Colombia, as a basis to inform negotiated strategies for risk management at the city level.
A second project is called #Upscaling Resilience: ‘Co-production of landslide risk management strategies through development of community-based infrastructure in Latin American cities’.
This second project provides an upscaling and internationalisation of the pilot undertaken in Comuna 8, Medellín through the #Resilience research. The project began on September 2017 and has a duration of 16 months. This is a joint Heriot-Watt University / The University of Edinburgh / Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidade de Sao Paulo research project.
#Resilience is funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Resilience Foundation Awards made available by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
#Upscaling Resilience is funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) made available by the British Academy’s Cities and Infrastructure programme ( http://www.britac.ac.uk/).
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