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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 755; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030755

Making Less Vulnerable Cities: Resilience as a New Paradigm of Smart Planning

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DARTE Department, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, 89124 Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Kore University of Enna, 94100 Enna, Italy
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PAU Department, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, 89124 Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Received: 30 December 2017 / Revised: 3 March 2018 / Accepted: 3 March 2018 / Published: 9 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Resilient Architectural and Urban Design)
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Previous studies have investigated how resilience can play a pivotal role in strategic urban design in the Netherlands and in some regional and municipal planning laws in Italy. Here, we have analysed several European projects that utilised the resilience approach successfully. Dutch policies already include resilience and climate adaptation in urban strategies. Moreover, they share those strategies with urban communities, making the innovation of the city real and cutting-edge. In Italy, on the other hand, the concept of resilience is present only in some regional laws and is still not used as an urban tool. In this paper, we aim to demonstrate how resilience can become the new paradigm of smart planning. Furthermore, we demonstrate how resilience is fundamental at all levels of urban intervention, involving municipal authorities, architects and urban planners, firms and enterprises, citizens and communities. The urban governance must establish specific goals and objectives to create a smart and sustainable city. Resilience should be one of these main aims, in order to achieve an innovative city design. A climate strategy should also be part of urban smart planning, enabling the implementation of a safer and resilient city. View Full-Text
Keywords: resilient urban and architectural design; smart planning; climate change; resilient regional laws; pleasant public space resilient urban and architectural design; smart planning; climate change; resilient regional laws; pleasant public space
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Moraci, F.; Errigo, M.F.; Fazia, C.; Burgio, G.; Foresta, S. Making Less Vulnerable Cities: Resilience as a New Paradigm of Smart Planning. Sustainability 2018, 10, 755.

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