Project Aims / Objectives 2017-05-19T09:51:36+00:00

PRUV Aims and Objectives

The overall objective of the PRUV project is to develop evidence-based solutions that will inform preparedness and resilience interventions in order to make a lasting, sustainable contribution to addressing urban vulnerability.
To achieve this objective the following specific objectives have been identified:

  1. To advance the state of the art by exploring the relationship between resilience and socio-economic issues across a range of societal institutions.
  2. To advance the state of the art by addressing the theoretical and practical gaps in the protection of crisis-affected communities and vulnerable groups in urban settings in order to acquire new evidence-based knowledge to foster resilience.
  3. To advance the state of the art by determining the contribution of existing legal frameworks at different levels of governance to urban resilience and how they can be improved.
  4. To advance the state of the art by positioning urban resilience within the human security paradigm.
  5. To advance the state of the art by modelling the effectiveness of public health preparedness interventions in urban settings for improving household, community, and local government resilience to humanitarian crises.