The Resili(g)ence of contemporary cities
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The complexity of contemporary cities requires new tools for the Urban Resilience: old approaches based on the "defensive control" and corrective contingency responses, are replaced by "synergy policies" addressed through preventive, adaptable and reversible actions. In this framework, the term Resili(g)ence proposes to combine "Intelligent" values (information, knowledge, anticipation, projection and adaptation) and "Resilient" valences (resistance and recycling, reaction and recovery, renovation and adaptation) in a new responsive and reactive condition, sensory, sensorized and sensitive, at time. In the context of a new Resili(g)ent approach this new sensibility must take in consideration six resilient main topics (water, earth, fire, air, land-use, eco-systems and communities) referring them to a more complex and crossed network of six possible strategic fields of investigation and prospection (Mapping/Managing – Planning/ Landing – Designing/Socializing), which, interconnected, configure also the framework of multiple innovative experiences and integrated approaches today, infra-, intra-, intro-, eco-, info-… and trans- structural and systemic at time. The 3 IN combination "information (trended) + interaction (threaded) + integration (tended)" announces new dynamics of urban planning aimed at advanced interdisciplinary research, oriented to a strategic integration of operating systems and to a holistic view of its multiple dimensions (patrimonial, sensorial, environmental, cultural and social) in new scenarios not only associated with pure informational management (Smart Cities), but also to its network systematic and to its strategic-planning projection (Intelligent Cities). All this, in the same terms of exploration that are defining a new and emerging Advanced Urbanism linked with the KA-AU Project (Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism), associated to the European Erasmus Project (2015-2018). The contribution proposes a reflection on this new Resili(g)ent approach and on how it influences and modifies urban dynamics and morphology, going beyond the conventional – and conventioned – term of "Resilience" as a rational adaptation to environmental stress to conceive it in a more complex way, with a new eco-, socio- and info- urban-territorial (and cultural) dimension, passing from an space-territory understood (to all scales) as a relational landscape-scenario to a new interactive (land & far) scape-scenario.
CitationGausa Navarro, M. [et al.]. The Resili(g)ence of contemporary cities. A: Llop, C.; Cervera, M.; Peremiquel, F. (eds.). "IV Congreso ISUF-H: Metrópolis en recomposición: prospectivas proyectuales en el Siglo XXI: Forma urbis y territorios metropolitanos, Barcelona, 28-30 Septiembre 2020". Barcelona: DUOT, UPC, 2020, p. 1-19. ISBN 978-84-9880-841-4.