Sustainable and Disaster Resilient Cities

Case study and capacity building of 10 JnNURM cities Srinagar, Dehradun, Shillong, Guwahati, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Pune, Bhopal, Ahmedabad

Problems Addressed

  • State of disaster-resilience at city-levels
  • Challenges faced by Urban Local Bodies to increase
    Urban Infrastructure
  • Inclusive growth for the Urban Poor


  • 4 regional workshops conducted to receive inputs from local administrative bodies and stakeholders
  • Multi-hazard Assessment maps for 10 cities which helps authorities understand risk and need for preparedness
  • Development of an Integrated Approach for sustainable and disaster-resilient development in cities

City Disaster Management Plans

Review of City Disaster Plans of six cities Bhubaneshwar, Madurai, Shimla, Trivandrum and Vijayawada

Problem Addressed

Assessing the clarity, comprehensiveness, efficiency, appropriateness of Climate Risk Management measures and dissemination, including their integration into disaster management plans


  • Solution to improve efficacy, visibility and implementation of the city disaster management plans
  • Developed strategy for city administrations to identify and resolve gaps in the plan review process

Vulnerability Of Costal Cities To Climate Change

Case study of Surat city’s vulnerability to climate change

Problem Addressed

Absence of integrated analytical framework for floods and disaster management strategy for urban  areas close to Tapi basin, Ulkai dam and the coastline