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Framework for Assessing Urban Resilience and Urban Energy Resilience Developed

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:

More information can be found on the project’s e-lib page at