How can we understand and highlight city progress toward disaster risk reduction?
OpenMCR offers live data on the hundreds of cities who have joined Making Cities Resilient 2030, tracking their progress on the resilience roadmap from Stage A, raising awareness, to Stage C, mainstreaming DRR into all areas of policymaking. This data is shared in two ways: the first, widgets for easy drag-and-drop placement on any website. These widgets update automatically, with live data from MCR2030; the statistics will stay fresh without any intervention from the end user. OpenMCR also offers an API, and encourages users anywhere to make visualizations or other apps using the data it provides. The API allows tech-savvy users to dig into the MCR2030 data to better track and understand city progress in boosting safety, either on its own or in combination with other data sets as the user sees fit.
The API powers the widgets, and both showcase MCR2030 city progress along the resilience roadmap. The widgets update automatically with data from the MCR2030 dashboard, an online tool that tracks city and organization sign ups to Making Cities Resilient 2030.
For showcasing city progress easily
What's a widget?
- A chunk of text that displays live statistics about MCR2030's participating cities resilience and progress
- These statistics show how many cities have joined MCR2030, what stage they're in, and more
Where can these be used?
- You can place these widgets on websites where you'd like to showcase city progress
- Any website with a simple text editor can display one or more of the widgets below
- Anyone with editing access to the website intended to display the widgets can add them; no technical expertise is required. With most web content management systems, adding a widget is as easy as editing a page, and can be done in under five minutes.
For creating custom visualizations, integrations, and statistics
What's an API?
- An Application Programming Interface (API) is code that provides access to a database, and refreshes regularly with updated data from that database.
- The MCR2030 API communicates information about the program and its participants that anyone can draw on, making integrations of MCR2030 data into other websites or apps possible.
- The MCR2030 API powers the widgets displayed below.
- The API contains many statistics about city progress along the resilience roadmap, all from the MCR2030 dashboard, an online tool where cities can log their progress.
- MCR2030 is a large, open data set that grows as more cities join the program and share their progress.
Where can I do with the API?
- A data visualization expert can use the API to craft customized data visualizations, showing city progress or combining MCR2030 data with other sources
- The API makes the MCR2030 data set open for use, beyond the small set of statistics displayed in the pre-made widgets
- A front-end web developer can create custom features for websites or apps that show, for example, city progress by country, size, population, or region or region
I made something! How do I share it?
Have you created something with the API, or added the widgets to your website? Thank you for helping us to promote disaster risk reduction to make communities safer so they can thrive. Please include @undrr and #MCR2030 #ResilientCities when sharing on social media.
We'd also like to hear about how you've contributed to OpenMCR by email: you can contact the focal point for your region through the link below.