Tuesday, May 14
11:00a - 12:30p
This session will provide practical tools to support engagement in post-conflict urban reconstruction:
i) the Area-Based Approach (ABA) which addresses needs spanning multiple sectors in geographically circumscribed areas within cities (case study: Yemen Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project);
ii) the CURE framework which places culture at the core of reconstruction and recovery processes by embedding cultural heritage and creativity at the foundation and intersection of place-based and people-centered policies (case study: Cultural Heritage and Urban Development Project); and
iii) the Urban Recovery Framework which encompasses the strengthening of institutional arrangements, the enabling policy environment, urban reconstruction financing, and implementation arrangements (case study: Urban Recovery Framework in Syria).
Building on the presentation of the tools and their operationalization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the session will also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the different tools.