The City Resilience Dynamics tool is a training tool that helps cities explore different strategies regarding the implementation of resilience policies, simulate the results of each strategy and learn about the resilience building process that the cities need to follow to improve their resilience level in the most efficient way. The City Resilience Dynamics tool encapsulates the most important aspects of the Resilience Maturity Model, and helps to better understand how it is functioning. The purpose of the Resilience Maturity Model is to provide a common understanding of the resilience building process. All city stakeholders are potential users, but the key stakeholders are those in a position to make strategic decisions. The City Resilience Dynamics tool helps cities to identify the most efficient way of implementing the policies in sequence that is aligned with the Resilience Maturity Model.
Based on the Resilience Maturity Model, the tool presents four maturity stages. For each stage, policies have been distributed. The tool provides indicators that need to be measured to show the implementation level of these policies as well.
Using the tool, cities and more specifically municipal employees and elected officials that are engaged in activities connected to strategic planning and management of the city, are asked to consider city’s current status of resilience, and then check through the tool which are those policies that need to be implemented in order for the city to evolve and move to the next maturity stage. The tool contains also indicators to measure these policies.
In this page, you are defining your initial situation before starting the simulation game. Please indicate your current SMART stage by clicking “STAGE” at the bottom of the page. You can also change the default annual budget by clicking “ANNUAL BUDGET”. By clicking “SETTINGS”, you can further change the model internal parameters (for example time and cost needed to implement certain policy). All initial settings you have made could be saved in a file for later usage by clicking “SAVE SETTINGS”. Saved settings file could be loaded by clicking “LOAD SETTINGS”. Finally, by clicking “START” you can proceed to start the game.
N.B. At any time, you can access a quick guide for this tool by clicking the “Help” button available at the top-right corner.