Our mainstreaming approach
Mainstreaming of specific measures to assess and reduce risks and adapt to climate change into urban and regional planning is key to creating solid solutions and integrating them as processes to develop prosperous, equitable, and sustainable societies. We incorporate a robust approach that divides  mainstreaming in multiple phases (internal, organizations and educational) providing planners and decision makers with a tool that allows them to understand climate risk, natural ecosystem services, and run a cost benefit analysis.

By providing cognitive tools and capacity building, we enable the reduction of negative impacts through urban planning strategies, and allow for cost-effective investments in cities and their surrounding environment. 

By developing spatial analytics and strategies that include scientific modeling and participatory processes, we focus on enhancing the understanding of present and future risk, and how disaster prevention and risk reduction actions combined with strategic planning can ensure and augment resilience in cities.

Our Services

Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Urban and Regional Development and Conservation

  • Public awareness and community, institutional and scientific capacity building, for integrating prevention, anticipatory and adaptation measures into urban planning (internal mainstreaming).
  • Land and environmental policy improvements to reduce vulnerability and protect landscape assets and resources [see¬†Environmental and Conservation Planning].
  • Stakeholder engagement for policy design and disaster reduction actions (educational mainstreaming).
  • Development of guidelines to help local development planning and investment processes
  • Establish processes to learn from previous experiences.
  • Downscaling Climate and Resilience strategies into decision-making processes for short, medium, and long-term results (organizational mainstreaming).

Disaster Risk Preparedness and Response (Resilience and Adaptation Planning)

  • Preliminary evaluation, profile and current conditions: climate, socioeconomic, infrastructural, institutional, and regulatory.
  • Local participatory process for development, implementation and monitoring of¬†sustainable and resilience planning actions.
  • Capacity building to improve preparedness: community involvement, organizational plans and expert management.
  • Development of a multi-sector strengthening strategy framework integrating risk reduction, mitigation and adaptation practices.

Selected Samples

Practice areas

For more information

North and South America

Dr. Juan Carlos Vargas Moreno
Managing Partner
+1 617 227 8885 (GMT -05:00)

 Africa and Europe

Dr. Enrico Ponte
Risk and Resilience Analyst
+1 617 227 8885 (GMT +01:00)

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Featured Project

Resilience Evaluation – Hurricane Odile

La Paz, BCS, Mexico

Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

San Jose, Costa Rica