The Trinidad and Tobago Society of Planners (TTSP) will host the 9th Annual Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF), 12th-14th June, 2019 in conjunction with the Town and Country Planning Division, Ministry of Planning and Development (TCPD). Co-hosts include the Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (CNULM) based at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, and other regional and international organizations. The Forum brings together land use practitioners, municipal managers, policy makers, academics and allied professionals in an effort to address urban issues in the region.
This year, the theme is Urban Resilience: Disaster and Climate Change Resilient Planning in the Caribbean. In the 2017 Hurricane season, one of the worst in memory, the exposure of most of the Caribbean to natural disasters and the impacts of Climate Change was evident. Much analysis of the vulnerability of our societies to these phenomena has been undertaken, and remedial post-disaster actions and planning initiated. It is now useful to critically examine where we are, and possible new directions. This year’s theme thus aims to bring to the fore the annual problems experienced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as it relates to hazards and its relationship with Climate Change. Response mechanisms prior, during and after disasters will be discussed, with a common theme on how we can strengthen current systems.
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