A city’s ability to be competitive can be compromised by risks from climate change to infrastructure deficit, and unplanned growth to pandemics. City resilience is now a critical urban agenda according to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. But how do we achieve it?

Supported by the The Rockefeller Foundation, developed by Arup, City Resilience Index (CRI) is a new way to understand and champion resilience in cities.

The CRI is a framework designed to be used as a planning and decision-making tool, which cities from anywhere could benefit from using it. The CRI aims to help cities decision makers realise a resilience dividend from investments in their growth and the well-being of their citizens.

The framework was created over three years and in consultation with a range of cities globally. As the target audience is so broad, the challenge is to translate years of research into something visual that will be easy for everyone - even non-English speakers - to understand and use.

CRI logo inspired by the pre-existing index wheel.

Card set and tote bag used in workshops.

Brand guidelines - Colour palette

Brand guidelines - Colour palette

CRI wheel - an index to navigate stakeholders to build more resilient cities.

CRI toolkit

CRI toolkit for users to download.

CRI website

City Resilience Index is a framework developed by Arup and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, the City Resilience Index is based on five years of research and testing. Find out more about it here:

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