Urban Critical Infrastructure

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European Definitions

RESIN project

The RESIN project [1] gives the following definition:

An asset, system or part thereof located in an Urban area which is essential for the maintenance of vital societal functions, health, safety, decurity, economic or social well-being of people, and the disruption or destruction of which would have a significant impact in an Urban area as a result of the failure to maintain those functions [2]

See also


  1. http://www.resin-cities.eu/
  2. Adapted from Council Directive 2008/114/EC of 8 December 2008 [http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:345:0075:0082:EN:PDF on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their protection, OJ L 345/75(Text with EEA relevance)