Tools for Action

City Resilience Profiling Tool

The CRPT goes beyond conventional understandings of disaster risk reduction towards a multi-stakeholder and holistic diagnosis of the city. The approach is people-centred and the results are action-orientated.

Profiles not indexes. Actions not plans.

The CRPT provides a framework for local governments to collect the right data from their city, evaluate it and generate a resilience profile that is unique to their urban context. To be effective, data must be gathered from across the entire urban system, engaging with all stakeholders and taking into account all potential hazards.

UN-Habitat is answering the call from governments to provide a holistic approach to building resilience across the entire urban area to all shocks and stresses. Out flagship tool for urban resilience, the City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT), provides a cross-cutting diagnostic for resilience-based urban development.

By outlining the general context of the city, including all relevant stakeholders and plausible shocks and stresses, and providing a framework for data collection, the CRPT allows a preliminary identification of gaps and opportunities over a series of different aspects regarding the city’s structure and functionality, hereby providing a baseline for future actions.

The CRPT provides cities the necessary framework to evaluate urban resilience and develop Actions for Resilience tailored to their city and taking into account existing plans and processes. We support implementation at all stages and assist local governments to deliver on resilience-related targets set out in globally agreed inter-governmental frameworks.

UN-Habitat provides local governments with the support, training and guidance to confidently implement the tool and engage partners in the process.

Check our City Profiling Tool Guide

Other Tools

Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities – A tool for disaster resilience planning.

UNISDR with the support of European Commission, IBM, AECOM and other partners and cities participating in the Making Cities Resilient Campaign have updated the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities.

The Scorecard provides a set of assessments that allow local governments to monitor and review progress and challenges in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030, and assess their disaster resilience. It is structured around UNISDR’s Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient.

The Scorecard can be downloaded from:

Quick Risk Estimation (QRE)

A tool to identifying and understanding current and future risks / stress / shocks and exposure threats to both human and physical assets.

Developed by UNISDR and Deloitte, the Quick Risk Estimation (QRE) tool has been designed for the purposes of identifying and understanding current and future risks / stress / shocks and exposure threats to both human and physical assets. The QRE Tool is not a full-scale risk assessment, rather a multi-stakeholder engagement process to establish a common understanding. Taking into account the actions or corrective measures already undertaken, the QRE will produce a dashboard-style risk assessment advising the risks and hazards to human and physical assets, impacts of identified main risks and associated perils on the specified location and/or particular asset.

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