The Climate Resilient City Tool (CRCTool) aims to support collaborative climate adaptation planning and to promote multi-disciplinary dialogue on adaptation options to increase urban climate resilience. The tool contains a database of over 50 adaptation measures including descriptions, pictures of best practices and references for further reading.
The CRCTool is easy to use by both experts and non-experts in the field of urban planning and adaptation and can be used in a workshop setting with multiple stakeholders as well as behind a desk.
Tools functionalities allow the users to locate the measures on a map and explore and compare adaptation options for a project area. It provides information on the effectiveness of measures to reduce stormwater flooding, urban heat stress and drought. Additional information on construction and maintenance costs is also available. The CRCTool encourages the use of Nature Based Solutions; traditional grey measures are included to enable comparison.
• The CRCTool has been developed as open source. A free not calibrated version of the CRCTool is freely available online. The tool is very user friendly therefore the complexity of using the tool is low.
• The tool configuration must be done by trained users and has medium complexity.
• The complexity of creating a new version of the tool based on the source code is high.
The CRC Tool is used in the Action phase. The CRC Tool supports the identification, evaluation, and prioritization of adaptation measures.
Overall level of complexity: Level 2 (customized approach)
Documentation can be found on: https://publicwiki.deltares.nl/display/AST/Climate+Resilient+City+Tool+and+KBS+Toolbox+Home
Reinder Brolsma, Deltares
Publications: McEvoy S., F.H.M. van de Ven, R. Brolsma, J. H. Slinger,Evaluating a Planning Support System’s use and effects in urban adaptation: an exploratory case study from Berlin, Germany, Sustainability 2020
The CRCTool can be used in combination with all tools and services that produce maps on climate hazards like the Community Flood Resilience Tool and Thermal Assessment Tool. The tool can also be used in combination with the Social Vulnerability tool.
Short summary: A story about Jan and Maria during extreme precipitation.
End user: Citizens
Link to the story: under construction