The Martin Resilience Index (MRI) is part of the broader Martin Resilience Assessment (MRA) which assesses and ranks specific segments of organisations, communities, areas or regions. This index uses quantitative data to highlight vulnerable sectors, enabling strategic initiatives to be developed. The MRI is the most comprehensive index of its kind, designed to build robust and more resilient organisations, towns, cities and communities. Assessments can be tailored for broad ranging to specific areas of interest (modules) which can be integrated into the community over time, depending upon an area/regions needs and fiscal requirements. The MRI and MRA provide a blueprint for delivering value and meaningful outcomes to your community or organisation.
Economic Capacity and Diversity
This index examines economic vulnerabilities for the organisation, region or community. It questions whether resources are being utilised effectively and if capital is being allocated according to the risks and vulnerabilities presented. By careful assessment we can move to a better understand the gaps and opportunities allowing us to build resilience economic structures.
Energy and Energetic Mobility
Cost effective, timely and integrated transport is essential to the functioning of all towns, cities and businesses. Without a robust and resilient transport network and strategy, individuals, communities and businesses encounter hardship. It is crucial to understand what the modal mix and capacity is for your organisation or region. Only by understanding the current capacity and vulnerabilities can we move toward a diversified, robust and resilient mix.
Local and Regional Services
This index explores the current capabilities and adaptability of current services at a local and regional government. It ranks the overall efficiency of the current services provided and questions the commitment, priority and adaptability of these services to be able to handle shocks.
The ability of a community to come together and utilise resources effectively is key to being able to withstand shocks and stresses (i.e. energetic, economic and natural disasters). This ability to bounce back and respond to sudden change can be pre-empted by examining certain structures, demographics and systems that are currently in place. By taking stock of the gaps we can develop more robust, adaptable and responsive strategies to counter potential stresses. This tool allows us to identify potential weaknesses and develop the appropriate systems and structures.
Climate Change Mitigation Action Planning
Under an uncertain and variable climate we must consider potential risks and unfavorable conditions which can make our lives increasingly vulnerable. Floods, droughts and increasing storm activity are likely to impact communities in varying ways over the coming decades. These additional stresses need to be addressed and plans made for the increasingly likely chances these events will disrupt our communities.
This index and analysis takes a wide ranging look at the current policy, plans and or strategies employed by a region or organisation. Everything from food production and distribution to transport and infrastructure services are considered in this index, providing a valuable tool and resource to move forward with greater resilience.
This index examines current regenerative practices and maps biodiversity challenges and or gaps. Analysis of the present wildlife and biodiversity corridors and areas are examined with careful attention given to establishing a baseline audit from which to move forward.
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