City Resilience Profiling Programme: Informality Action Enhancer

Publication language
Date published
01 Aug 2018
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Urban, Urban design/planning
UN Habitat

The Resilience Enhancers developed under the City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT) isolate the cross-cutting themes that underpin UN-Habitat's resilience building methodology into an advocacy and training tool.

The Enhancers provide both an understanding of the relationship between the topic in focus (i.e. Gender, Climate Action, Humanitarian Action among others) and development, global agendas, resilience and the CRPT. In the case of the latter, the indicators related to the topic have been extracted from the global CRPT and are included in the Enhancers. They can provide a first approach to the resilience related matter, taking into consideration the systemic, holistic and comprehensive understanding of urban resilience that moves away from assessment in silos.

The objective of the Enhancer is to help governmental actors or other partners to assess the resilience of their urban settlements but while putting a special focus on certain topics that need to be addressed such as gender or climate Action. They can be used as a starting point to assess resilience and the matter related to urban settings, and to discuss how to take it further.

The Informality Action Enhancer (IAH) firstly explores the links between informality, urban development and resilience before detailing the specific indicators from the CRPT that can be applied to obtain a snapshot of the city from this same perspective.