Towards urban resilience

International Workshop at UIC Barcelona Mai, 23th & 24th 2017


The complexity of urban systems and the uncertainty of the impact of urbanization and climate change ask for new ways of thinking about planning objectives and solidarity in action. The workshop will gather young researchers from the European Joint Doctorate Programme within the Mundus UrbanoConsortium, and from the Fellowship Programme on “Urban Infrastructures in Transition: The Case of African Cities,” as well as the research group on Critical Infrastructures at TU Darmstadt.

The workshop ist organized by :: est :: Urban Design and Development (Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Stadtentwicklung) TU Darmstadt and the Mundus Urbano Consortium in cooperation with UN-Habitat CRPP.

With the goal of strengthening resilience, there has been a lasting change of perspective in planning. The scope has been broadened from a specialized viewpoint to an interdisciplinary understanding of interactions and processes within the cityscape. Resilience is an anticipatory principle that transcends risk reduction and attempts to mitigate the effects of system failures while increasing capacities.

The overall aim is to combine resilience strategies and sustainability by:

i) enhancing sustainable urbanization
ii) improving ecosystems and nature-based solutions
iii) developing climate change adaptation and mitigation
iv) strengthening community-based approaches and social resilience

Developing a network is an important step to promote resource-sensitive urban design and enable educational and professional shift towards resilience and sustainability. Thus, the International Workshop at UIC Barcelona in cooperation with UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme(CRPP) and TU Darmstadt will offer the possibility to bring innovative ideas on resilience to discussion.The joint research hub, Urban Resilience Institute (URI), in cooperation with UN-Habitat CRRP aims to analyse practices and processes in the design of resilient and sustainable cities.


>Workshop Programme (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet)
>Workshop Website