Urban Resilience: Benchmarking and Metrics
Objectives and Scopes:
In general the Task Group aims:
• to contribute to the enhancement of the awareness of urban resilience
• to encourage better research and education in support of resilient urbanization
• to facilitate knowledge exchange and research feedback from different research groups worldwide
• to stimulate incorporation of resilience engineering in urbanization processes.
In particular the Task Group aims:
• to develop a metrics system that enables the measurement and benchmarking of urbanization resilience in support of decision making by policy makers.
Included in such metrics system will be (key) performance indicators that cover:
• different aspects of resilience, including: technical, orgnizational, social en economic resilience
• different dimensions of resilience, like: adaptability, mobility, safety and recovery
• different subsystems of urbanization, like: transportation, education, health, electricity, water, culture, etceteras.
Current Work Programme:
Components of the Task Group Work Program are:
• research definition
• literature review, resulting in an assessment of available knowledge, tools and systems
• development of a Framework with Resilience Performance Indexes through:
online Webinars and face-to-face workshops
• framework validation against actual pre-and post-event data
• development of sets of good practices and interference measures.
• Benchmarking framework on urban resilience, both with a theoretical justification and practical applicability
• Web-based benchmarking system with a database of applications in disaster situations, with both pre- and post-disaster data
The Task Group will collaborate with the CIB Priority Theme: Resilient Urbanization
Members of the Task Group are appointed representatives of CIB Member Organisations or Individual CIB Members
The Task Group was established in October 2013 with an extended mandate until the middle of 2019.
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