For cities who must face chronic stresses and acute shocks with limited budgets, HAZUR® is the first city-resilience-oriented online platform that provides a flexible methodology and a simulation of a system to go through the whole process of integrating resilience concepts into operations of basic municipal services and infrastructures with the engagement of city stakeholders. HAZUR is designed to support the implementation and management of cities’ resilience. It includes a method to understand that the city works as system of systems by analyzing interdependencies in service networks.
ProSystem prototype demonstration in operational environment.
Prototype near or at planned operational system. Represents a major step up from TRL 6 by requiring demonstration of an actual system prototype in an operational environment.
HAZUR approach is composed of 2 modules: HAZUR Assessment and HAZUR Management. HAZUR Assessment has been tested in different intermediate an large cities (Barcelona , Bristol, Lisbon, Sant Cugat...). HAZUR Management has been tested in one county (La Garrotxa) as MVP without continuity and with limitations on data management Different iterations of the HAZUR process after experiences in different city projects within research activities from the H2020 project RESCCUE are helping to improve the tool. The integration with an Open Data Analytics platform is planning to be tested in real environment.

How does it work?

The tool supports trained experts to gather all relevant information, create a community of resilience stakeholders, model the city to visualize the operative relations and interdependencies between the different urban services and related infrastructures and simulate how urban services respond in case of impact. For each impact on each defined scenario, it creates states and makes them evolve over time. Afterwards, it diagnoses the resilience of the situation by displaying a certain state that will take place when an impact strikes. It supports the identification of operative recommendations & improvements to increase resilience.

February, 2019