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  • International Organization Standardization Meeting in Stavanger, Norway

    A working draft of a new international standard on conducting city peer reviews for resilience was discussed over a number of days at meetings held by the International Organization for Standardizations (ISO) in Stavanger Norway, where over 40 countries were represented.

  • Barcelona and Rome Masterclasses

    The Uscore2 project will be holding masterclasses at two forthcoming events in Barcelona and Rome. On Tuesday 13th November 2018, the Barcelona Resilience Week (BRW) will be taking place within the Smart City Expo World Congress, which gathers hundreds of city representatives. Similarly, representatives of European countries, stakeholder groups and partners will gather in Rome, 21st to 23rd November 2018, for the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR).

  • Uscore2 Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium

    The Uscore2 project final workshop took place on the 27th and 28th September 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. With the United Nations hosting the event, the international team travelled to the city to work their way through a busy agenda aimed at finalising the city-to-city peer review methodology ahead of dissemination at the Masterclass events in November.

  • European cities pioneer DRR peer review

    Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe (UNISDR EUR)

  • Draft ISO22392 a standard on conducting city peer reviews

    A new standard on conducting city peer reviews for disaster risk reduction (DRR) was discussed today at the General Assembly of the International Standards Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland. The standard, ISO22392 “Conducting peer reviews for disaster risk reduction”, will bring together international experiences of conducting peer reviews for DRR across a number of countries to provide guidelines on how cities can benefit, organise and evaluate a peer review.

  • Uscore2 Greater Manchester (Salford) Peer Review

    July 9-11th saw Salford welcome the Amadora peer review team to Greater Manchester. The 3 day event brought the panel of Portuguese experts to the city region to review two of the Uscore2 methodology modules:

  • Greater Manchester (Salford) Peer Review

    It has now been confirmed that the Uscore2 Greater Manchester (Salford) Peer Review will take place 9th-11th July 2018.

  • Amadora Peer Review April 2018

    The Amadora peer review was held between the 18th and 20th of April 2018. The Portuguese city hosted an international team of experts from Viggiano, Italy who were supported by experts from Salford, United Kingdom to make up the Review Team. Amadora chose to be reviewed on the following modules:

  • American Society of Public Administration Annual Conference 2018

    The American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) held their annual conference in Denver from 9th March to 13th March 2018. ASPA brings together almost 1,300 practitioners, scholars and students to join theory with practice and share current trends and information in public administration with each other.

  • Uscore2 and MOBILISE Projects Connect

    Uscore2 have linked in with the MOBILISE project to share knowledge and learning on disaster risk reduction.