What does it mean to be a resilicity in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? As urban populations grow, how do we create efficitransportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon buildings for all citizens?
Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer respond to these questions in the revised and updated edition of ResiliCities. Since the first edition was published in 2009, interest in resilience has surged, in part due to increasingly frequand deadly natural disasters, and in part due to the contribution of our cities to climate change. The number of new initiatives and approaches from citizens and all levels of governmshow the promise as well as the challenges of creating cities that are truly resilient.
The authors' hopeful approach to creating cities that are not only resilient, but striving to become regenerative, is now organized around their characteristics of a resilicity. A resilicity is one that uses renewable and distributed energy; has an efficiand regenerative metabolism; offers inclusive and healthy places; fosters biophilic and naturally adaptive systems; is invested in disaster preparedness; and is designed around efficiurban fabrics that allow for sustainable mobility.
ResiliCities, Second Edition reveals how the resilicity characteristics have been achieved in communities around the globe. The authors offer stories, insights, and inspiration for urban planners, policymakers, and professionals interested in creating more sustainable, equitable, and, eventually, regenerative cities. Mimportantly, the book is about overcoming fear and generating hope in our cities. Cities will need to claim a differfuture that helps us regenerate the whole planet–this is the challenge of resilicities.