Published: 6th Jun 2012

Designing Resilient Cities: A Guide to Good Practice By DR Lombardi, JM Leach, CDF Rogers and the Urban Futures team Published by IHS BRE Press, £60 In a world where turbulent economies, environmental and social change will increasingly be the norm, this practical resilience guide – with a focus on the built and natural form of cities – is of value. Born out of a four-year UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) grant into urban futures, it shows how we can plan and design resilience into our cities, enabling them to ride the inevitable punches. This work cuts through the uncertainty of the future by creating a framework by which greater resilience in the built form can be achieved. Resilience is a tricky concept, and while the conceptual basis is adequate (and covered much more fully in the accompanying CD Rom), the work is more concerned with the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)