Over two billion people are exposed to floods, earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes and cyclones in cities of low-to-middle income countries. And this figure is expected to double by 2050. To coordinate disaster risk management in such places, a new £20m research initiative has been developed for Kathmandu, Istanbul, Nairobi and Quito. RSGS President Iain Stewart explains how this project aims to better protect the poorest, most marginalised populations living in our planet’s riskiest cities.

Talks begin at 7.30pm; tickets are FREE for RSGS Members, U18s and Students, or £5 for visitors.