Accessible and affordable software solutions for urban challenges.

Our Vision

“To provide cities with accessible and affordable software tools to face urban challenges”
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What is the problem?

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Introducing H.A.R.D.

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H.A.R.D. Structure


We are a multidisciplinary team that develops software solutions for local governments, promoting their capacities to increase sustainability towards the issues their cities and citizens face.

We seek to provide local governments, especially those of small and medium size and with little resources, and with simple and affordable software tools that are adapted to their needs, scales and potentials. This offers meaningful and technically sound results, thereby making it possible for local governments to come up with independent solutions that require limited external assistance.

The problem

Most of available technical tools and software are not accessible to many local governments for two main reasons: technical complexity and prohibitive costs.

Small and middle size cities face particular challenges due to limited financial and technical resources, and are usually excluded from development programmes and city networks that could provide support.


Mariano Rossi

Urban Manager
Political Scientist

Evandro Holz

Urban and international development consultant

Maria Rosa Munoz

Urban manager

Paola Njoki


Introducing H.A.R.D.

(Disaster Risk Assessment Tool)



The software has three main components:
● Situation Map: map of the city including geographic, land use, demographic, infrastructure and building environment.
● Disaster Risk Mapping and Assessment:  mapping and evaluation of disaster risks, considering exposure and sensitivity/vulnerability aspects.
Finances: financial data on historic, current and future disaster events, entailing CAPEX and OPEX .
The final product of the tool is a report consolidating all information provided, in terms of city features, risk analysis and finances. Based on this assessment, the report will also include a set of recommendations which can be implemented by the city in order to minimise risks related to disasters.
This final report can be used for various purposes, such as the development of awareness campaigns, budget requests for other government bodies or external entities, elaboration of risk management strategies, and contingency plans.

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