Climate Resilient Cities: Vulnerability Profiling of Twenty Indian Cities

  • Jyoti Parikh
  • Geeta Sandal
  • Priyank Jindal
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


This paper discusses the implications of climate change and natural hazards that threaten Indian cities, explores the expected impacts of changing climate and hydro metrological hazard. The study develops a framework for rapid vulnerability assessment of cities by highlighting various risk exposures and vulnerability factors. Urban renewal interventions were identified in order to reduce impacts of climate change. We considered twenty Indian cities from 14 different states. These cities were categorized in terms of population, ecosystems in which they were located such as mountain, coastal, inland and river-based cities ranging from metros, mega cities, and medium sized cities and other characteristics such as commercial, historical, tourism or pilgrimage destinations, capital city, etc. This will help us to better understand the specific drivers of climate vulnerability and provide an information base for future action.


Social Vulnerability Municipal Solid Waste Management Cold Wave Indian City Sewage Network 
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  1. 1.Integrated Research and Action for DevelopmentNew DelhiIndia

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