The urban landscape changes when unintended events occur, due to weather, disease, disaster, terrorism, or other happenings. As a result of the environment in which it finds itself, a city adapts and transforms, often leading to welcome, safe, and positive change for its inhabitants. Boulders in parks, more bike lanes, roof gardens, rooftop generators, community gardens, and increased outdoor dining (the latest a consequence of global pandemic) are examples of urban adaptations that create healthier lifestyles and serve to bring people closer together.
Our next Cafe display focuses on cities as a model for resilience, from how they learn to what they can teach us.
Building Safer Cities: The Future of Disaster Risk
by Alcira Kreimer, Margaret Arnold, and World Bank Staff
Climate Change, Disaster Risk, and the Urban Poor: Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World
by Judy L. Baker
Designing Resilience: Preparing for Extreme Events
by Louise K. Comfort, Arjen Boin, and Chris C. Demchak
The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster
by Lawrence J. Vale and Thomas J. Campanella
* Dining Silhouette from ClipArtKey, Child on Slide PNG Tree, Fence, Gate HiClipArt, Person on Bike PNG Seek PNG, and Bird's Nest Stadium by Kenneth Appiah from The Noun Project