A framework for designing toolkits for assessing urban resilience and energy resilience was developed as a means to mainstream resilience thinking into planning system and increase the response capacity of cities.
In a recently closed project entitled “Integrated, Resilience-based Planning for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Asia-Pacific Cities (CBA2015-08NSY-Sharifi)” , Dr. Ayyoob Sharifi from the Global Carbon Project (GCP), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan and his team consisting of researchers from five countries in the Asia-Pacific region conducted an extensive desktop-research that helped developing a theoretical basis for the study.
Through a workshop held in December 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, the project provided an opportunity for multi-disciplinary scholars and early-career scientists to come together to discuss strategies for incorporating resilience thinking and climate change adaptation and mitigation into urban decision-making and planning process.
The following papers were published as direct outputs of the project:
- Sharifi, A. (2016). A critical review of selected tools for assessing community resilience. Ecological Indicators, 69, 629-647. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.05.023 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X16302588)
- Sharifi, A., & Yamagata, Y. (2016). On the suitability of assessment tools for guiding communities towards disaster resilience. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 18, 115-124. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.06.006 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916302369)
- Sharifi, A., & Yamagata, Y. (2016). Principles and criteria for assessing urban energy resilience: A literature review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 60, 1654-1677. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2016.03.028 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136403211600263X)
More information can be found on the project’s e-lib page at http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/2011