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Open data infrastructure for city resilience: a roadmap, showcase and guide


Open Data Infrastructure for City Resilience has been developed as a resource for city officials with responsibilities that include urban planning, risk reduction, resilience building and civil contingency. It has been designed, therefore, to help cities to integrate open data policies and infrastructure into their wider city data strategies and the development of their resilience action plans. The report includes Roadmap, Showcase and a Guide that form part of a suite of new tools for practitioners developed by UNISDR and its partners for the Making Cities Resilient Campaign. 

The  ROADMAP is to assist city authorities in the creation of an information and data framework with practical guidance on key steps for strategy development and implementation. Two key assessment tools for understanding the level of data maturity (capacity) of a city are presented, alongside a set of tried and tested approaches to advancing the Roadmap.

The SHOWCASE of real world cases illustrates the innovative use of open or mixed uses of data linked to each of the 10 Essentials and the Disaster Resilience Scorecard. In recognition of the highly divergent levels of data capacity of the cities, the guide includes use cases from a range of developed and developing country cities.

The GUIDE makes the resilience case for developing local open data infrastructure. It covers cross-cutting issues such as how to develop crowdsourced mapping, data standards, open innovation and risk communication.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Dec 10 2018   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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