HLC Operational Practice Paper 4

Vulnerabilities in Urban Protracted Displacement: Exploring the Roles of Space and Time

Published on 1 August 2018

This Operational Practice Paper explores how better understandings of the ways in which the functioning of cities as systems interacts with the vulnerabilities, exposure to risks and ultimately, wellbeing of vulnerable communities can inform more effective humanitarian and development practice. In particular, it considers in what ways attention to the roles of time and space can complement mainstream thinking about vulnerabilities in conditions of urban protracted displacement.


Dolf J.H. te Lintelo

Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Leader

Emma Soye

MA Development Studies

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