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City Scan : Penang, Malaysia - City Resilience Program (English)

Established in June 2017, the city resilience program (CRP) empowers cities to pursue investments which build greater resilience to climate and disaster risks, and to access the financing necessary to ensure that those investments come to fruition. The CRP has built a diverse ecosystem of technical support which brings together a broad range of sectoral expertise within the World Bank to integrate climate and disaster risk scenarios into cities’ upstream planning. The city scan provides a rapid assessment of the critical development challenges that cities face using the best publicly available global geospatial datasets and open-source tools. The utility of the city scan is based largely on its ability to overlay or simultaneously display multiple layers of spatial information in a dynamic mapping environment and identify areas of overlap. An overlay analysis can help to identify areas suitable for future land development, for example, by overlaying existing land development with information concerning slope, flood occurrence, and proximity to existing services and road networks. This report presents: executive summary; setting the context; population and demographic trends; city competitiveness and economic growth; built form; climate conditions; risk information; local institutions and planning; and key considerations for investment planning and prioritization.




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City Scan : Penang, Malaysia - City Resilience Program (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.