As the twin trajectories of rapid urbanization and increased environmental risk collide, planners and designers need to lead efforts to build urban resilience. This panel explores bridging top-down and bottom-up processes to drive social equity through resilience planning in three case study communities: Manila, Philippines; Kibera, Kenya; and Memphis, Tennessee.
Energy Conservation / Renewable Energy
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn about principles of community- based urban resilience planning and design, which guide cities in surviving, adapting and thriving in the face of sudden shocks and chronic stresses. 2. Discuss opportunities to leverage investments in resilience infrastructure toward multi-benefit solutions, which improve connectivity, recreational opportunities, health and wellness, quality of life, and safety for vulnerable populations. 3. Learn from case studies of three communities building social equity through climate resilience planning: Metro Manila, Philippines, Kibera, Kenya, and Shelby County, TN. 4. Understand the case study communities’ progressive approaches to neighborhood engagement, building stewardship, and bridging top-down and bottom-up planning initiatives.
Laura G.. Marett, ASLA; Mary Anne Ocampo; Jennifer W.. Toy, ASLA; Pippa W.. Brashear, ASLA;
American Society of Landscape Architects