Resilience in architecture is the cautious process by which the design and planning of cities works to provide users with a sustainably suitable and improved life. Therefore, resilient architecture handles the responsibility of making a city more flexible and resilient. Countless of factors are taken into consideration when it comes to building a resilient city, including the city’s local environment as it plays a critical role in determining what makes a building resilient or not, making it different from one geographical location to the other.
With the increasing occurrences of natural disasters worldwide, the formation and creation of resilient cities has become an essential step in terms of emergency preparation. Nowadays, architecture and urbanism are particularly important as a result of the inevitable negative impacts of global warming and climate change that are changing our everyday lives beyond imagination, at a rapid rate.
Resilient and responsible architecture also works to provide safety and stability for urban communities and takes issues such as the ramifications of urban sprawl, fuel poverty, emission levels impacting our quality of life into consideration. Our cities now are not only facing the challenges of adaptability brought on by climate change, but also challenges such as rapid urbanization, global pandemics, and social inequalities, to name a few.
Through the 6th edition of its international conference on Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU), IEREK hopes to shift the focus onto the ways in which how architecture and urban practices are able to make a transformative contribution at a scale larger than that of the lived scale of buildings and everyday life.
This conference will provide planners, architects, and interested parties with the chance and platform to get involved in long-term thinking current and potential issues that need immediate attention and to discuss potentially efficient solutions. It will also help provide the attendees with the chance to be a part of an important discussion, providing them with the opportunity of taking a step towards actively making a change for the better.
1. Resiliency on a Building Scale
1.1 Ramping Up Net Energy Zero Buildings
1.2 Reinforcing Existent Buildings to Achieve Resiliency
1.3 Geographical Effects on Resilient City Buildings
1.4 Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Resilience
2. Resiliency on a City Scale
2.1 Resilient Infrastructure
2.2 Architectural and Urban Challenges
2.3 Green Initiative and Sustainable Urbanism
2.4 Energy Efficient Urban Areas
2.5 Development of Sustainable and Resilient Power Generation Systems
2.6 Adaptation and Resilience in Natural Disasters
3. Resiliency on a Community Scale
3.1 Sustainable Economy and Well-being
3.2 Design of a Resilient Transit System
3.3 Resilience Hubs
3.4 Resilient Communication Systems
3.5 Meeting the Demands of the City
4. Resiliency on an Ecological Scale
4.1 Energy and Resource Cycles
4.2 Renewable Energy Sources
4.3 Water Management as a Part of the Built Environment
4.4 Climate Change and Global Challenges
4.5 Withstanding Extreme Weather and Natural Disaster
5. Resiliency for the Future
5.1 Design for Change: The Resilient City
5.2 Sustainability and Resilience in the New World
5.3 Adaptive Landscapes: Risk, Ecology, and Education