Research study on disability-inclusive climate resilient cities

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
2022 - 2023
Last Updated
27 March 2023


We will research disability-inclusive climate resilient cities to produce case studies of good practice, working with partners including the Asian Development Bank. This body of work will support cities to ensure they embed inclusion as they address the impacts of climate change through both mitigation and adaptation. We can measure this by uptake of our findings and influence on the sector, in particular the breaking of silos between climate (sustainability) and inclusion.

Outcomes and Impacts

Increased and equal access to basic services, sustainable mobility and public space (most indicators at outcome level measure institutional outcome), Increased and secure access to land and adequate and affordable housing, Improved spatial connectivity and productivity of cities and regions, Increased and equitably distributed locally generated revenues, Effective adaptation of communities and infrastructure to climate change, Enhanced social integration and inclusive communities, Enhanced resilience of the built environment and infrastructure, Resilience

Lead Entity

Global Disability Innovation Hub

Key Dates

Start year: 4/1/2022

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels