More than half of the world’s population are now living in urban areas — increasingly in highly-dense cities. When this urban growth is unplanned, slums develop and risk increases with a lack of access to basic resources. Furthermore, 80% of the world’s largest cities are vulnerable to a variety of hazards, with flooding, earthquakes and windstorms being the biggest threats. More than ever we need to try new ways to ensure urban development is safe, and work to reduce risk in this challenging context of rapid urbanisation. In this session, experts from across the network will present tools and research on implementing risk-informed development in a context of urbanisation, and provide opportunities for you to ask questions.