The Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient
An operational framework of the Sendai Framework at the local level. A checklist for resiliency, and a great place for Stage A cities to start.
The Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient were developed to accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) at local level. The Ten Essentials map directly against the Sendai priorities of action and its indicators for monitoring actions on disaster risk reduction. They are the critical and independent steps that need to be undertaken to build and maintain resilience. This page provides the rationale for each Essential, pointing out strategic areas of intervention and identifying key actions. The actions identified under each Essential should be part of the overall disaster risk reduction and resilient planning process and influence urban development planning and design.