This National Roadmap is an opportunity for the national, subnational and local leaders to prepare for heatwave planning processes in India.

This article discusses the methodology adapted in designing city resilience concepts under changing climate scenarios for two cities in India, namely, Indore and Surat. This initiative was undertaken in the second phase (2009-2010) of Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) programme.

The issue of climate change is cross-cutting, it has a potential to affect a number of sectors augmenting the growth of the city. Risk and vulnerability assessment was conducted for the city in consultation with Indore City Advisory Committee (CAC), Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), academic institutions, private sectors and community.