ARCH Resilience Pathway Visualization Tool (ARCH RPVT)

Tool description

The RPVT provides a user-friendly graphical interface to create and visualize resilience pathways. It allows users to select, prioritize, and sequence different possible measures over time, which can be deployed as circumstances evolve. Measures can be selected and prioritized according to various performance metrics, primarily addressing floods and heatwaves, but also earthquakes and drought/water scarcity.




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Complexity explanation

Implementation requires support of tool developers/consultants. It could be implemented by cities on their own, if they have previous knowledge of adaptation pathways.

Benefits of using the tool

The main benefit of this tool is that it offers the ability to accommodate various future scenarios, enhancing adaptability to climate change. Moreover, these pathways can rely on evidence, ensuring robust planning and they facilitate the consideration of diverse actions and their optimal sequence to address challenges or risks.

Additionally, this approach provides flexibility and time for strategic planning, alleviating the immediate pressure of decision-making.

City Hub experiences

The aim of the RPVT is to support the resilience pathway development to city administrators, heritage managers and/or decision makers in the context of historic, urban or agriculture areas.

Triple-A phases

The tool can be used in the following Triple-A phase:

  • Action: Identification, evaluation, prioritization and sequence of adaptation and disaster risk management measures considering climate change uncertainty for urban and agriculture areas with special focus on heritage.



Click here to access the RPVT User´s guide.
Click here if you want to learn more about resilience pathways.


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Click here to access the RPVT User´s guide.
Click here if you want to learn more about resilience pathways.

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The tool is based on the ARCH Resilience Measures Inventory (RMI) and it is complementary to the Climate Resilient Development Pathways (CRDPs).


The climate story of Gdynia​

Short summary: A story about Jan and Maria during extreme precipitation.

Theme: Flooding

End user: Citizens

Link to the story: under construction