As territories are increasingly vulnerable to climate, economic, health and social risks, questions arise: faced with these disruptions, what role do we have as experts in land use planning? In this context of uncertainties, how can we foster the creation of sustainable living environments? Réflexions BC2 address these questions by offering a look at the challenges of territorial resilience for the practice of land development and urban planning.
The impacts of climate change raise many concerns about the sustainability of our living environments. The notion of resilience is often used to guide public action in a context of change and uncertainty.
The term resilience relates to the ability of communities to adapt to severe disturbances. Originally popularized in an urban context, this notion can be applied in multiple contexts. It can be used as a tool to prevent complex crises and to plan the future of a territory.
Despite the many challenges that its application poses, this approach highlights the importance of an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to territorial planning.