Matrix for a Resilient Spatial Practice
To identify the most effective strategies for a spatial practice anchored on the notion of resilience, we propose two analytical indicators:
Territorial resilience delves into the way in which a geographic territory will behave when faced with disruption. The territorial resilience of a place can thus be multifaceted as a place may be well equipped to respond to environmental changes, but poorly equipped to adapt to any other dimensions (economic crisis, demographic growth, etc.). In the framework of this work, we propose to close-in on three dimensions of territorial resilience: climate resilience, seasonal resilience (the spatial strategy’s relevance across seasons and efforts needed to respond to seasonal cycles), and social resilience (the spatial strategy’s contribution to social equity).
Scalable spatial strategies possess the flexibility to be adapted from one territorial context to another. In evaluating the effectiveness of these strategies, it is essential to consider their scalability and adaptability. A key factor in determining this is whether a strategy, initially applied in a specific context, can be implemented in a different territorial setting. This adaptability extends to financial considerations as well. Strategies that rely heavily on unique or specific circumstances may be less impactful, as their limited scalability makes them more challenging to apply broadly. Thus, the potential for a strategy to be adapted and scaled across various contexts – from villages to major cities — is a vital aspect of its potential contribution to a practical framework for resilient spatial practices in northern territories.