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Buildings, Volume 7, Issue 4 (December 2017) – 38 articles
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The concept of urban resilience essentially focuses on change instead of resistance over an [...] Read more. The concept of urban resilience essentially focuses on change instead of resistance over an adaptive transformation. For cities, this concept in a broader scale means how to withstand unforeseen events that will fundamentally amend the city’s wellbeing, rather than being stabilized and protected. The same concept is applicable for outdoor comfort as an adaptive approach to compensate extreme heat waves and health risk conditions. Nowadays, by the advent of innovative methods, tools, and applications, there is an opportunity to measure, sense and enhance urban resilience at a micro scale looking for interactions between environmental performance indicators and human behaviors. View this paper