City Resilience Index

Developed in partnership between the Rockefeller Foundation and Arup, the City Resilience Index is a web-based tool for conducting a city-wide resilience assessment. Based on evidence from 28 cities and three years of research into what constitutes resilience, the Index is globally applicable -  and has already been tested in five cities: Arusha, Concepción, Shimla, Hong Kong, and Liverpool.

The index is structured around four dimensions, 12 goals and 52 indicators that are critical to measure resilience. The four assessment focal areas are: Economy and society, Infrastructure and ecosystems, Leadership and strategy, and Health and wellbeing.

The tool supports a multi-stakeholder assessment process using a series of questions to gather city data and expert opinions - and once complete, generates a city resilience profile. The profile can provide local decision makers clarity on prioritizing actions and investments on resiliency.

Arup is also working with 100 Resilient Cities as a strategy partner. Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities has adopted the City Resilience Framework to guide the development of City Resilience Strategies around the world.


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