World City Risk 2025

A risk assessment of over 20 catastrophe threats to the world’s most important 301 cities, using the Cambridge Risk Framework to assess the likely GDP@Risk for a ten year projection of economic output


  • Cambridge World City Risk Atlas: Interactive Maps and ReportsOnline maps of World City Risk 2025, containing interactive city data, threat hazard mapping, and results for the world’s most important 301 cities
  • Video Interview: World City Risk ProjectDr Andrew Coburn, Director of Advisory Board of Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies provides an overview of the World City Risk Project and what is ground breaking about it
  • Video Interview: Catastronomics and World CitiesDr Scott Kelly, Senior Research Associate at Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies discusses using catastronomics techniques to assess the risk of catastrophes to world city economies

  • World City Risk 2025: Understanding the Economics of Urban Catastrophes An overview slide presentation of the context, methodology, and results from the World City Risk 2025 project. August 2014
  • World City Risk 2025: Part 1 Overview and Results Main report providing an overview of the World City Risk 2025 analysis and key results. It describes the outline methodology and key principles, results and conclusions, validation and comparison with other studies, and some sensitivity studies for mitigating risk and potential for climate change to increase catastrophe risk.
  • World City Risk 2025: Part 2 Methodology This working paper documents the methodology used for the World City Risk 2025 analysis. It describes how cities were selected, GDP projections, and vulnerability and resilience assessed. It outlines the catastronomics methodology and how the risk atlas was compiled.
  • Cambridge World City Risk Atlas: Threat Hazard Maps of the World A full set of high resolution global threat hazard maps from the Work City Risk 2025 project, as a printable atlas.