ResilientCity.org is an open, not-for-profit network of urban planners, architects, designers, engineers, and landscape architects whose mission is to develop creative, practical, and implementable planning and design strategies that help increase the capacity for resilience of our communities and cities to the future shocks and stresses associated with climate change, environmental degradation, resource shortages, in the context of global population growth.
There is an important discourse emerging among social scientists, environmentalists, urban planners, and architects about how our cities should be planned and designed to be more resilient to these looming shocks and stresses. This website was created to facilitate and further this discourse, and to serve as portal for information and potential strategies to increase the resilience capacity of our cities.
ResilientCity.org has three primary goals:
FIRST: To raise awareness about the combined future challenges associated with climate change, potential energy and resource scarcity, and ongoing environmental degradation in the context of global population growth, and the radical challenges these will pose for how we plan cities and design buildings.
SECOND: To provide a public forum, including idea competitions, blog posts, and twitter conversations about how we can develop more effective and implementable planning and design strategies for increasing the capacity for greater resilience of our cities to the economic, social, and cultural impacts of potential future shocks and stresses.
THIRD: In the service of the first two goals, to compile a freely available set of planning and design resources — including blog posts, web links, research references, and planning and design exemplars -- that further explore the question of how to build the capacity for resilience in our cities.