Video introducing the ResilientCity.org website, its purpose and some of the key issues and ideas. About ResilientCity.org: ResilientCity.org is a website focused on developing creative, practical, and implementable urban planning and building design strategies that address our generational challenge: namely global warming and peak oil in the context of continued and unsustainable global population growth:
ResilientCity.org has three goals:
1. To raise awareness about the combined challengesof Global Warming, Global and Peak Oil in the context of continued and unsustainable global population growth - and the radical changes these will require to how we plan cities and design buildings.
2. To stimulate a massive shift in thinking, leading to appropriately resilient urban planning and building design strategies.
3. To compile a freely available set of planning and design resources — including web links, research references, and design exemplars.
Our environmental concern is coupled with high optimism that together we have the creativity, intelligence and resources to design buildings and cities that are not only ecologically and economically viable, but also good places to live and work. The only question is: Will we act in time?