City profile: climate and disaster resilience

This study makes a comparative analysis of 15 cities in the Asian region, including some megacities, medium sized cities, and smaller cities, in their capacity to absorb stress, to manage it and recover from it. The scope of this study is limited to climate-induced disasters (hydro-meteorological disasters) such as cyclone, flood, heat wave, drought and heavy rainfall induced landslide and building resilience against them. Through data collection and questionnaire analysis, a Climate and Disaster Resilience Index (CDRI) establishes a city resilience mapping that has different coponents of physical, social, economic, institutional and natural aspects. This study makes policy suggestions based on these findings.