Shocks are acute events threatening major loss of life, damage to assets and a city’s ability to function and provide basic services, particularly for poor or vulnerable populations. These shocks may be naturally occurring (such as floods and bushfires) or human-made (such as cyber attacks or building collapse).
Our prioritised shocks:
Stresses are chronic (ongoing or cyclical) natural or human-made phenomenon that renders the city less able to function and provide basic services, particularly for poor or vulnerable populations (such as high unemployment or poor transport infrastructure).
Our prioritised stresses: