Cities are more successful than ever, home to the largest pools of talent and capital in human history. Yet they face unprecedented risks in the 21st century—both natural and man-made.
Resilience provides a strategic framework for thinking about how urban policy, planning, management, and design can make cities better able to withstand shocks, recover more quickly, and perhaps—even improve as they adapt to new or increased stresses.
Our resilience work spans a broad range of research, planning, and prototyping efforts that ask a common question, often overlooked by others—how do we exploit the natural resilience of networked technologies, while avoiding the worst of their vulnerabilities?

Are Smart Cities Truly Green?

In an age of urbanization and technological ubiquity, how is the social compact around environmental degradation, science, and policy and planning shifting?