Designing for Neighborhood Resilience #2: Neighborhood resilience in practice
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Designing for Neighborhood Resilience #2: Neighborhood resilience in practice

What does a nature-inclusive design framework bring design professionals and local communities when working towards resilient urban neighborhoods? Lessons from Holendrecht for the city of Amsterdam.

With the research project ‘From Prevention to Resilience’, we are exploring how public space and civic engagement can contribute to more resilient urban neighborhoods. How to enable local communities to resist, adapt and transform in the face of crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, global warming and biodiversity loss. Over the past months, this exploration has resulted in the development of a nature-inclusive design framework, which challenges and enables urban designers to not only consider ‘human’ residents within their scope but also ‘other-than-human’ residents. Furthermore, three professional design teams have applied the framework for a case in Holendrecht. During the second session of the Designing for Neighborhood Resiience Livecast Series, we discussed what this framework brings to the practice of design professionals and how we could use it for new resilient strategies within city planning.