The purpose of the Maturity Model is to provide a common understanding of the resilience building process. All city stakeholders are potential users, but they key stakeholders are those in a position to make strategic decisions. The model provides a sequence of policies for each stage, and it can be used as a guideline to implement those policies. This is the most efficient way of implementing the policies. It can help to identify cities’ resilience strengths and weaknesses.

For each stage of the Maturity Model, with the help of the SMR cities, policies have been identified as well as the stakeholders that need to be actively involved, as well as indicators that need to be measured to show the implementation level of these policies.

Four different dimensions have been identified:

  • Leadership & Governance,
  • Preparedness,
  • Infrastructure & Resources, and
  • Cooperation.

Each dimension has also been split into sub-dimensions:

  • Municipality, cross-sectorial and multi-governance collaboration (L1),
  • Legislation development and refinement (L2),
  • Learning culture (learning and dissemination) (L3),
  • Resilience action plan development (L4),
  • Diagnosis and Assessment (P1),
  • Education and Training (P2),
  • Reliability of Cis and their interdependences (I1),
  • Resources to build up resilience and to response (I2),
  • Development of partnerships with city stakeholders (C1), and
  • Involvement in resilience networks of cities (C2).

Using the Resilience Maturity Model, 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 model which are those policies that need to be implemented in order for the CITY to evolve and move to the next maturity stage. The model contains also indicators to measure these policies, together with a description of the stakeholders’ activities that need to be implemented.

In other words the Resilience Maturity Model:

  • enables cities to self-assess its resilience status and
  • provides a roadmap for how cities’ resilience development could be rolled out

In this page, you are defining your initial situation before starting the simulation game. Please indicate your current SMART stage by clicking “STAGE” in 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.

Leadership and Governance
Infrastructure and Resources

Results for Leadership and Governance Dimension
Results for Preparedness Dimension
Results for Infrastructure and Resources Dimension
Results for Cooperation Dimension

Annual Spending Decisions (per Policy):


Annual Expenses (per dimension):

Cumulative Expenses (per dimension):