Designing Resilient Cities: A guide to good practice

Lombardi, D. Rachel and Leach, Joanne M. and Rogers, Christopher D.F. and Aston, R and Barber, Austin and Boyko, Christopher and Brown, Julie and Bryson, John R. and Butler, David and Caputo, Silvio and Caserio, Maria and Coles, Richard and Cooper, Rachel and Coyne, R and Farmani, Raziyeh and Gaterell, M. and Hale, James and Hales, A. Chantal and Hewitt, C. N. and Hunt, D. and Jancovic, L and Jefferson, Ian and Mackenzie, Rob and Memon, Fayyaz A. and Phenix-Walker, Rosie and Pugh, Thomas and Sadler, John P. and Weingaertner, Carina and Whyatt, Duncan (2012) Designing Resilient Cities: A guide to good practice. IHS BRE Press, Bracknell. ISBN 978-1-84806-253-5

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This Guide presents the Urban Futures Method to test the likely future performance of urban development and regeneration-related ‘sustainability solutions’ – actions taken today in the name of sustainability – in a series of possible future scenarios in the year 2050. If a proposed solution delivers a positive legacy, regardless of the future against which it is tested, then it can be adopted with confidence. The Method provides insights into the potential impacts of today’s urban planning and design decisions, and challenges the conventional mainstream approach to sustainability by incorporating changing priorities and different ways of thinking into today’s actions, with the intention to ensure relevance in the future. This publication is the planned outcome of a four-year, £3.1 million grant from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council on Urban Futures. It has been directed by a steering committee and expert panellists representing industry, government, academia and the third sector.

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