Resilient cities and their infrastructures as pioneers of change
Many events in recent years have shown that cities need new strategies to increase their resilience. On the one hand, the challenge is to deal with extreme weather events, which are becoming more frequent as a result of climate change, but also with pandemics that suddenly and massively intervene in the economic system and thus change supply, consumption and all kinds of behavior.
Resilience is particularly important in cities where many people live close together and are therefore constantly dependent on external supply. City administrations can and must make greater provision for such extreme situations. Prolonged dry periods pose different challenges than heavy rainfall events, but urban strategies can be similar.
However, not only challenges are concentrated in the cities, but also possible solutions. The high density of people brings with it a high density of potentials.
This section contains with the following single topics:
- City Logistics
- Energy supply
- Urban circular economy
- Greening the cities