Arup and the Rockefeller Foundation have launched a new tool to assess city resilience.
The City Resilience Index (CRI) uses 52 resilience indicators to establish a city’s preparedness and ability to deal with current and emerging challenges.
“The Index will measure relative performance over time rather than comparison between cities. It will not deliver an overall single score for comparing performance between cities, neither will it provide a world ranking of the most resilient cities,” according to a report from Arup International Development. “However, it will provide a common basis of measurement and assessment to better facilitate dialogue and knowledge-sharing between cities.”
Data on a city’s resilience are gathered through the CRI website, and then used to generate a report on the city.
The CRI aims to evaluate resilience across areas that are sometimes separated, with categories ranging from people and organisation to infrastructure.