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City Resilience Profiling Programme

The cost of urban disasters during 2011 alone is estimated at over $380 billion with the largest impacts felt in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sendai in Japan, and Bangkok. The social and economic impact on these cities was not only felt within the immediate areas, but also nationally and globally.

The overall goal of the CRPP is that “cities are safer places to live and work as urban managers are able to implement strategic development planning and programmes that target specific indicators of resilience to multi-hazard catastrophic events”. The Programme will deliver the following five unique tangible accomplishments within its 4-5 year implementation time frame: