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Designing buildings, cities and open spaces for resilience

Christchurch cathedral after the earthquake

An unusual combination of architects and scientists from Victoria University of Wellington and GNS Science have come together to explore how buildings, cities and open spaces are designed for resilience.

The built environment where we live, work and play has a large impact on reducing the risk, being ready, responding and recovering after a disaster. When these spaces are designed for communities it helps to improve resilience in the event of an earthquake or tsunami.

Their paper gives example of  buildings, cities, and open spaces that allow communities to better cope with hazards and threats. It highlights the value that communities can add to planning for resilience.

Read more here: Design for Resilience 

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