RAMSES Identifying Indicators for resilient architecture and infrastructure


Ramses handbook, go to table of contents, click ‘Worksheet no.6: ‘Identifying Indicators for resilient architecture and infrastructure’.


RAMSES is a European research project, which delivered much-needed quantified evidence of the impacts of climate change and the costs and benefits of a wide range of adaptation measures, focusing on cities. RAMSES engaged with stakeholders to ensure its outcomes are policy relevant and ultimately enable the design and implementation of adaptation strategies in the EU and beyond.

The ‘Identifying Indicators for resilient architecture and infrastructure’ worksheet developed within this project is a step-by-step description of steps to take to determine indicators that can be used to monitor climate adaptation progress. It can be found in an addendum of the RAMSES handbook and training package. The method is based on expert opinion, requiring a wide range of expertises and policy sectors. The method provides lists of core dimensions of resilient systems, characteristics and benefits for urban quality, that can be used as inspiration for defining adequate indicators. The steps are described at a high level, which makes the method open for interpretation.

Use in decision framework

Define indicators


The method uses the expertise of a group of people with adaptation, infrastructure,architecture, public works and environment competences, combined with guiding overviews of types of indicators to draw up a set of relevant indicators.


The method consist roughly of the following steps:

  • Create a group of experts
  • Create a list of indicator in a workshop
  • Check availability and familarity of indicators
  • Create overview of indicators


Overview of indicators, their use, how to gather data, etc.


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