Urban Intelligence empowers you with the best available tools and evidence for actionable insights to help you navigate a rapidly changing world.

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Who We Are

We take world-leading research and transform how you understand resilience.

Combining innovation with expertise, Urban Intelligence is at the forefront of transforming how we understand and respond to climate and environmental challenges.

Our team are redefining the field of climate and hazard risk. We’re ready to help you apply cutting edge work.

Transform your decision making.

The Resilience Explorer is the leading easy-to-use app that supports you to navigate the challenges posed by climate change and natural hazards.

Designed in collaboration with local government, businesses, researchers and iwi, our easy-to-use online tool offers interactive simulations and risk assessments. Backed by world-leading research, it incorporates the most up-to-date infrastructure, hazard, socio-economic, and environmental data all in one place.

The Resilience Explorer goes beyond traditional static GIS viewers, offering an interactive and continually updated dashboard. Unlike other platforms, The Resilience Explorer is backed by comprehensive risk, land use, and accessibility engines that turns your data into a curated evidence base for decision-makers.

Our Services

Evidence. Advice. Empowerment.

We work to empower you with comprehensive risk assessment that capture cascading impacts through interactive simulations. We equip you to lead the charge in building resilient communities, infrastructure, and businesses.

Real-time Risk Analysis

Stay ahead with dynamic projections that offer real-time updates and future scenarios, enabling proactive planning and response.

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Beyond Traditional GIS Modelling

Urban Intelligence offers interactive simulations that are backed by comprehensive risk research, turning your data into clear actionable insights.

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Cascading Risk Analysis

Delve into the interconnectedness of risk with our unique approach to cascading impacts, revealing dependencies and potential domino effects.

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Community-Centric Adaptation

Our tools are designed for community engagement, ensuring adaptation plans are reflective of local values and specific resilience needs.

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Collaborative Resilience Building

Enhance collaboration between councils, agencies, companies, and other organisations with The Resilience Explorer, breaking silos and fostering collective resilience strategies.

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Grounded in Research

Urban Intelligence integrates the latest world-leading research into our platform, ensuring your decisions are based on the most advanced and validated data available and allowing you to have confidence in your future.

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X Minute City

Understand your neighbourhood through our interactive dashboard.

Studies show that walkable communities have higher social cohesion and health, making them more:
– Sustainable: Accessible cities get people out of cars and on their feet – lowering carbon emissions.
– Vibrant: With fewer cars on the road and more people in the streets, watch your city come back to life.
– Healthy: Active transport reduces the risk of a range of health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, stroke and mental health.
– Resilient: Studies show that walkable communities have higher social cohesion and thus resilience.

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News and Research

Discover the latest breakthroughs and insights in climate resilience research and what has been happening in the Urban Intelligence team.

  • The domino effect of natural hazards: Why cascading impacts demand alignment and consistency in resilience efforts

    The domino effect of natural hazards: Why cascading impacts demand alignment and consistency in resilience efforts

    Cascading failures present a major risk to our increasingly interdependent and interconnected infrastructure. Such failures could increase the impact of extreme weather or hazards by more than 200%. For instance, impact to an electrical asset may result in cascading power loss that could result in a water pump losing electricity, resulting in a hospital or…

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  • The Resilience of Access

    The Resilience of Access

    This work was first published in the Journal of Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. View the paper here While numerous studies have been completed to understand the reliability and resilience of transport networks, current assessments often neglect two things: the wider objective of the network (which is to allow people to travel between…

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  • How to Plan Tomorrow’s Cities?

    How to Plan Tomorrow’s Cities?

    Context and Motivation Today’s urban planning is more complex than ever: climate change, the housing crisis, natural hazards, and chronic disease mean that planning decisions must consider multiple objectives. Aotearoa New Zealand’s planning landscape is also shifting with the recent NPS on Urban Development, the likely introduction of the Strategic Planning Act, and climate risk…

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