Multi-Risk Indicators Approach for Urban Resilience Assessment

The KIT subproject entitled "Multi-Risk Indicators Approach for Urban Resilience Assessment" (INCREASE-MIA) within the joint project "Inclusive and integrated Multi-Hazard Risk Management and Engagement of Volunteers to increase Societal Resilience in times of changing Climates (INCREASE)” aims at developing an Integrated Indicators Approach for Urban Resilience Assessment.
The main objective is to develop methods and approaches that implement or operationalize the Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRM) framework within INCREASE from a systems perspective of multiple hazards. Our approach here uses the concept of resilience by examining interdependencies and cascading effects caused by multiple hazards, critical infrastructure, socio-economic vulnerabilities, as well as lack of institutional capacity within different sectors. In addition, the project aims to improve dialogue among all relevant stakeholders and provides for participatory design by operationalizing or adapting risk scenarios targeted at specific user groups.
A key research question addresses how disaster risk management (DRM), designed for a single event such as earthquakes or floods, can be extended and operationalized or restructured under more severe conditions such as droughts or pandemics. One focus of the planned research is the development of appropriate and adapted stress test scenarios taking into account qualitative and quantitative indicators. For this purpose, simulations and real data from past events (in Germany and Iran) will be used for analysis, model building and implementation.