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Assessing Project Bankability

In order for your project to be considered for funding by external institutions (that is, for it to be “bankable”), it will usually have to meet a certain set of criteria, related to how it has been structured (e.g. the institutions that are behind it), and to its impact (e.g. how exactly it will trigger social, economic and/or environmental benefits). More and more such criteria have converged amongst the different financing institutions, and encompass a series of elements associated with Resilient Recovery.

If you have gone through City WORKS tools such as “Impact Check”, and “Feasibility Check”, it is likely you will have already fulfilled most of these criteria.

Spatialising Challenges and Opportunities

Shocks and stresses are certainly among the main elements that can hamper progress towards more sustainable development. Therefore, identifying how they can affect the different areas in a city is crucial so as to ensure measures taken in each region take them into account so as to ensure they will accomplish long-term positive impact.

This is a City WORKS for Resilience tool based on the Localising Issues in the City Map tool.

Brainstorming Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Action

Resilience planning requires cities to think about both their current and future challenges, whilst appreciating that the future is uncertain. The different potential future scenarios will also have an influence on how impactful current measures can be in the long-term. Thus, exploring, even if subjectively, how the future can look like can help you be better prepared for what is coming next.

This is a City WORKS for Resilience tool based on the Brainstorming Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Action tool.

Rapid Assessment of Long-Term Vision

Crises such as the COVID-19 outbreak go beyond a health emergency. They have serious and deep effects on the economy, education, housing, and food access, amongst others. So as to deal with that, cities need long term strategies and actions that incorporate key concepts associated with disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience.

This is a City WORKS for Resilience tool based on the Rapid Assessment of Long-Term Vision tool.

Linking Urban Action to Resilience​

Crises such as the pandemic and climate change present a series of idiosyncrasies when compared to other urban challenges. For that, we must derive responses that are holistic and comprehensive, allowing cities to build resilience in the long-term whilst addressing short-term threats. Therefore, if we aim to implement effective and impactful actions, we must identify, understand and evaluate the outcomes of the project from a resilience perspective during the planning process.

Video Collection

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed even more how important resilience and disaster risk reduction (DRR) are for cities. A strategy that incorporates resilience has a decisive effect on cities’ prosperity, environmental protection, social equality, reducing poverty and promoting economic development. Thus, it is important that city officials familiarise themselves with the myriad of terms and frameworks associated with resilient development moving forward.

This is a City WORKS for Resilience tool based on the video collection tool.