A report highlighting the benefits of considering resilience in the urban environment with case studies and methodological approaches to support.
- What is resilience?:
- Human-centric: healthy people and communities are important for resilient cities.
- Nature-based: an ecosystem approach is essential in resilience.
- Financial: Financial, technical and value engineering are tools to help find cost-effective solutions.
- Digital: use of data and digital platforms to optimise resilience solutions.
- City resilience:
- City resilience is about maintaining a liveable and enjoyable urban environment.
- Investing in flood resilience pays off.
- Multi-functional solutions are essential.
- Resilience should include an integrated, multi-layered approach.
- Involve communities and citizens to raise awareness and promote resilience.
- Industry resilience:
- Businesses need assurances that supply chains are resilient.
- Good public perception and brand protection can increase financial resilience through attracting capital and selling products in market.
- Resilience plays an important role between short-term issues of investment return and long term of growing the business, profitability and sustainability.
- Resilient utilities:
- Assessing the risk through Arcadis resilient utilities index – understanding the effectiveness or existing resilience controls and where and how to prioritise investment.
- Redundancy solutions are not the only response to a resilience challenge – resilience can go beyond the physical boundaries of utilities’ sites.
- Resilient mobility:
- Move beyond immediate risks – enable the positive impact of a transportation system on a city.
- Finance and resilience:
- Connecting the finance sector with the urban development sector to overcome resilience funding challenges – resilience investments can create significant benefits.
- Digital resilience:
- Cyber resiliency is one of the biggest challenges.
- Digital and smart cities for resilience – real-time smart sensor networks allow cities to gather data to monitor, test and validate their resilience.
- Challenges for digital resilience – cities need to figure out what to focus on to understand their resilience, how to collect data and make it available to the public.