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  • Event Summary: Amadora Peer Review

    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.

  • Date Confirmed: Amadora Peer Review

    Following the Viggiano peer review in October 2017 and subsequent Salford workshop in November 2017, which have allowed for refinement of the Uscore2 city-to-city peer review methodology, the project team are now pleased to announce that the Amadora peer review will take place between the 18th and 20th of April 2018.

  • Impact Evaluation Methodology

    Using data collected through interviews and observations with Uscore2 partners before, and after the pilot peer review in Viggiano, an impact evaluation methodology was designed.

  • Uscore2 Salford Workshop

    A recent workshop in Salford on Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th of November saw the Uscore2 project partners meet for the first time since the pilot peer review in Viggiano. Hosted by Salford City Council, the workshop took place at the Imperial War Museum North, and brought partners together to share experiences from the peer review in Viggiano.

  • La Protezione Civile Italiana

    The Italian national civil protection publication, La Protezione Civile Italiana, featured an article which referenced the Uscore2 project’s involvement in a live exercise undertaken during the Viggiano Peer Review which ran 25th-27th October 2017.

  • Event Summary: Viggiano Peer Review

  • Literature Review of City Resilience Peer Reviews

    On 26th September 2017 the Uscore2 Project published a systematic literature review which reviewed 1658 papers using Google Scholar “Publish or Perish” software. The aim of the literature review is to capture a wide variety of documents pertaining to city resilience peer reviews to provide details of academic and non-academic perspectives in this emerging field. After a process of screening and sorting articles, 46 key papers emerged for closer analysis.

  • Draft Modules Circulated to IAB for Review

    The Uscore2 peer review methodology will take a modular approach based upon UNISDR’s Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient campaign. Uscore2 modules have been designed to support the themes identified within the Ten Essentials, but also breakdown some of the areas which cities undertaking a peer review may wish to explore in greater depth. All modules exist in varying states of draft format, but those most developed were circulated yesterday, 13 July 2017, to the project’s International Advisory Board for feedback.