Jan
15

City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT)

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The City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT) was developed to enable any city to assess their urban resilience. It is an essential element of UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP), launched in 2012 with 10 Partner Cities. As a simplified version of CRPT, the programme developed CRPT ‘Lite’, a tool for a rapid assessment of urban resilience. The user interface is designed to be easily navigated and self-guiding. However, users are likely to face questions while using the tool (e.g. operational procedure, meanings of technical terms, or interpretation of the results). The questions will vary from city to city, according to their own experience or knowledge. The tool should be more objective than the existing tools. It needs to produce same results even by having different stakeholders using it and to produce results which are comparable over time, with clear and observable means of verification.

1) The Purpose

The City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT) was developed to enable any city to assess their urban resilience. It is an essential element of UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP), launched in 2012 with 10 Partner Cities. As a simplified version of CRPT, the programme developed CRPT ‘Lite’, a tool for a rapid assessment of urban resilience. The user interface is designed to be easily navigated and self-guiding. However, users are likely to face questions while using the tool (e.g. operational procedure, meanings of technical terms, or interpretation of the results).

The questions will vary from city to city, according to their own experience or knowledge. The tool should be more objective than the existing tools. It needs to produce same results even by having different stakeholders using it and to produce results which are comparable over time, with clear and observable means of verification.

The purpose: The Tool is meant to identify aspects within the city to be addressed to enhance its level of resilience and to produce profiling results which are comparable over time, and is not meant to compare the status of resilience among cities.

Target: CRPP intends to develop an assessment tool applicable to any spatial scale. The CRPT is primarily designed for municipal leaders, managers, urban planners, and other personnel with a responsibility for ensuring the safety, maintenance, and security of all aspects and functions of an urban area, including critical infrastructure and services, health facilities, transport and telecommunications networks, sanitation, water, etc.

Assessment cycle: The assessment cycle can be divided into six steps, as showed in the figure below.

RESILIENCE ACTION PLAN (RAP)

CRPT will complement the Campaign’s aims by:
-Adding a layer of verification to self-assessments.
-Expanding the threat-hazard envelope to include social and economic risks.
-Building the evidence case for local-led policies and investments and catalyzing new opportunities.
-Helping cities ‘do more with what they have’




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