RESIN - Climate Resilient Infrastructures and Cities

2015 - 2018

The RESIN project is investigating climate change adaptation practices in European cities and assessing impact and vulnerability in order to develop standardised methodologies and decision support tools that cities can use to develop local adaptation strategies. The project is building on previous research by combining existing approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk management to develop an innovative, holistic approach that takes into account all of the core elements of the urban system and the ways in which they are interrelated.

The project is moving past local, city-specific approaches to climate change adaptation and towards developing central frameworks for cities to learn from other cities’ experience when developing adaptation strategies for their own local contexts. The project is working with European standardisation organisations with a view to contributing to the formal standardisation of adaptation tools and approaches. This will allow cities to share and compare knowledge and capabilities and for cities to support one another in developing their capacity for resilience.

The project’s research partners are developing an urban typology that will characterise European cities according to a number of features (such as morphology, size, economic and infrastructural texture, etc.) in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and comparisons between them. The urban typology will be an important contribution to the standardisation process.