ARCH is a European-funded research project that aims to better protect areas of cultural heritage from hazards and risks. The ARCH team with the cities of Bratislava, Camerino, Hamburg and Valencia will co-create tools that will help cities save cultural heritage from the effects of climate change. The impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Cities will face frequent extreme events in future and the risk to cultural heritage and historic urban centres from climate change will also increase.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our planet today. From seasonal shifts in climate, with droughts, heatwaves, floods and storms, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Cities will face frequent extreme events in future years. The risk to cultural heritage and historic urban centres from climate change is also going to increase.
ARCH will develop a disaster risk management framework for assessing and improving the resilience of historic areas to climate change and natural hazards. Tools and methodologies will be designed for local authorities and practitioners, the urban population, and national and international expert communities. The project will present various models, methods, tools and datasets to support decision-making.
ARCH's expert interdisciplinary team includes four European municipalities; Bratislava, Camerino, Hamburg, and Valencia; research scientists, city network ICLEI and standardisation organisation DIN. The project is coordinated by Fraunhofer IAIS.
2 August 2022
More Resilient Historic Areas: ARCH Draws to A Close
What is the state of play for the resilience of historic areas? This July marked the ARCH Final Event: More Resilient Historic Areas, the culmination of the ARCH project which has run for just over three years, starting in June of 2019. The event,...
17 June 2022
Mainstreaming Co-Creation: The ARCH Approach to Resilient Historic Areas
Co-creation is an increasingly popular concept – but what does it really mean in practice? The ARCH project has been guided by the idea of co-creation, the culmination of which was this month’s Stakeholder Dialogue, held in Keystone city...
1 - 3 June 2022
Stakeholder Dialogues: Building Resilience in Historic Areas
Objectives: To present and disseminate the results from the ARCH project, including:the ARCH standardsthe ARCH tools: HArIS, THIS, RAD, DSS, RMI, RPVT and Hubthe ARCH co-creation approachTo exchange DRM in historic areas experiences with a broad...
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