The Urban Risk Center (URC) is a Florida State University initiative, located in Panama with a regional focus, whose primary objective is to bridge different sectors of society (government, civil society organizations, communities, the private sector, and academia) to foster urban risk analysis to advance urban sustainability and resilience.
The main focus of UCR work will be applied and policy research in urban risk. Its geographic concentration is the LAC region.
The URC participates in the development and implementation of initiatives involving different stakeholders in regards to urban risk analysis.
The URC sponsors and develops events to foster knowledge and education to all sectors of society concerned about their exposure to risks and possible means to minimize them
Actively participate in academic fora and related knowledge production on urban risk.
Foster dialogue and activities to bring together different stakeholders for the purpose of promoting synergies for the analysis of Urban Risk.
Develop educational programs for capacity building in urban risk at different levels.
The Center is designed to operate programs and projects under FSU’s academic and administrative umbrella. However, its funding will be sought from a diverse group of external sources, including grants, endowments, self-generated projects, and consulting services, among others.
The center is designed to operate programs and projects under FSU’s academic and administrative umbrella. Despite this, its funding will be sought from a diverse group of external sources, including grants, endowments, self-generated projects, and consulting services, amongst others.
We are a multidisciplinary team whose primary objective is blending disciplines and topic approached to better understand and disseminate information on urban risk issues.