City Resilience Index

The City Resilience Index (CRI) Assessment is designed to create a resilience baseline and enables cities to measure and monitor the multiple factors that contribute to their resilience.

Tool Overview

The City Resilience Index (CRI) Assessment is designed to create a resilience baseline and enables cities to measure and monitor the multiple factors that contribute to their resilience. Its primary purpose is to diagnose strengths and weaknesses and measure relative performance over time.

The CRI is a set of tools and approaches developed by Arup, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, for cities to explore and evaluate their resilience.

The CRI can be used to either perform Rapid Resilience Review or to Assess a baseline resilience performance. The data collection process includes 156 quantitative and 156 qualitative questions on 24 topics to create the Assessment.

The CRI process includes:

  1. Getting Started (establishing team and gaining support)
  2. Collecting Data (Answer both qualitative and quantitative questions in an excel based or online tool)
  3. Analyzing Results (Generate Resilience Profile and interpret and plan actions based on Assessment results)

Learn more about the City Resilience Index.

For more information email crihelp@arup.com

Key Facts

Project Phase: Enabling Environment / Idea, Execution, Operation & Maintenance

Project Scale: City or Regional Scale

Format: Excel Based Tool and Online Platform

Key Participants: Multiple City Agencies

Outputs: Quantitative and Qualitative Resilience Profiles