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The methodology for the Global Urban Resilience Project under the CSWP is designed to be comprehensive and multidisciplinary, integrating collaboration, advocacy education, and research – four main pillars of the CSWP.


A collaborative framework will be established for continuous interaction between academics, practitioners, policymakers and community stakeholders. Specialised teams, representing diverse fields in academia and industry, will be created for each sub-project. These teams will engage in regular knowledge exchange and best practice sharing sessions, fostering interdisciplinary dialogue.


Research and development will be a core focus, with rigorous, mixed-methods research conducted throughout the project duration. This approach combines qualitative and quantitative methods for a comprehensive understanding of urban resilience issues. Innovative solutions and strategies will be developed, grounded in academic insights and practical experiences from various urban settings (sharing best paracties from resilient cities).


Stakeholder engagement will involve collaborating with local and international institutions, offering them active roles in research and solution development. Workshops and roundtable discussions will be organised to gather diverse perspectives and insights, ensuring community voices are integrated into resilience strategies.

In the intervals between the Conferences, focused work on subprojects will continue, with progress updates and findings shared through virtual platforms. This period will be reserved for data collection, analysis and solution drafting, setting the stage for informed discussions at subsequent conferences, meetings and other events.


Educational initiatives will be a key component, with the development and dissemination of webinars, workshops and training programmes, where ISRM Level 5 Award in Urban Resilience and Major City Management will play the main role. These will target stakeholders and the community at large, aiming to enhance the public’s understanding of urban resilience issues.


Central to our collaborative framework is the involvement of the ISRM Student Network, engaging students from various universities and disciplines, ranging from IT to environmental studies. These students will be invited to contribute to subprojects relevant to their fields of study, ensuring a rich diversity of perspectives and expertise.


Lastly, the project will emphasise policy advocacy, translating research findings into actionable policy briefs for decision-making at various governmental levels. Engaging with policymakers and presenting evidence-based recommendations will be pivotal for shaping effective urban resilience policies.

The Methodology of the Social Resilience Pillar

The methodology here involves a collaborative approach encompassing a range of stakeholders. This includes government bodies, local communities, social service organisations and various industries to address public policy, governance, human resources and social inclusion.


Universities specialising in public policy, social sciences, urban planning and economics will play be involved. Students from these disciplines can engage in field research, surveys and data analysis to understand and address social resilience issues. They will work alongside government agencies (based on their location) to evaluate and improve public policies and governance structures.

Collaboration with industries, especially those focused on workforce development and social services, will provide practical insights into human resource management and horizontal growth. This partnership ensures policies and strategies are grounded in real-world applications.


Inclusion and social renewal efforts will be supported by NGOs and community organisations to ensure that urban resilience strategies are inclusive and equitable.


Economists and students specialising in supply chain management will collaborate with city governments and local businesses to address economic resilience. Their research will focus on ensuring adequate resource distribution and anticipating supply chain disruptions.

The Methodology of the Structural Resilience Pillar

The methodology will focus on the practical implementation of resilience strategies in urban environments. This involves collaboration with engineering and architectural firms, environmental agencies and technology companies to address infrastructure, environmental sustainability and technological innovation.


Engineering and architecture students, alongside professionals and seasoned experts, will research and develop resilient urban infrastructure designs. They will focus on creating structures that can withstand environmental stressors and urban challenges, ensuring long-term sustainability and safety. This can either be developed from the beginning, or designs from “smart city”/resilient city can be taken into account (via sharing knowledge and best practices).

Institutions, academia and industries involved in environmental sciences will collaborate on projects related to urban green spaces, sustainable resource management and climate change mitigation.


Stakeholders and students specialising in IT and computer science can work with tech companies to implement smart city technologies. These technologies will enhance urban resilience by improving citywide communication, resource management and emergency response systems.