Resiliencity: reconciliation between the own personal interest and social interest for future construction

What in a global concept ‘resilience’ supposes the ability of reaction facing adverse situations, at construction’s world field and responsible building, it could be taken as the adaption of the new construction needs to the new resources’ management needs, intrinsically related to sustainable architecture.


A ResilienCity, an idea promoted firstly by Boston city, it is a built, rebuilt or rehabilitated city into urban ecology principles, this means, interaction between an urban agglomeration agents and the environment they are involved in. Among a ResilientCity habits they are:


  • An efficient and effective public transport network: so it avoids overusing particular vehicles and it allows to acceed easily any point of the city.
  • Biomimetism: the nature inspired buildings’ design. As en example: a ventilation system that imitates a termit mound and so it keeps the temperatura of a place.
  • Social resilience: communities must be prepared, adapted and able to face a crisis. This means going beyond the simple fact of acting as a legal citizen, it means to participate in society, in making a responsible using of available resources and the public good of the community.


In a world where globalisation is constantly increasing, it must be invested in education and training, to transform cities into a more habitable place, more secure, with a better quality of life and, ultimately, more resilient.


From the Rockefeller Foundation, they have made up a lis with the top 100 most resilient cities.


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