With the increase of climate risks, the notion of urban and territorial resilience is one of the major issues of today. Applied to the city, urban resilience can be defined as the capacity of an urban system to absorb a disturbance and to recover its functions following this disturbance.

The World Bank estimates that by 2030, without significant investments into making cities more resilient, natural disasters may cost cities worldwide $314 billion each year, up from around $250 billion today.

Several approaches could be explored to stimulate significant impacts on the construction and management of resilient cities. The priority actions identified are:

  • Better design of cities while reducing natural resource consumption through optimization of space used and through material reuse and recycling 

  • Monitor and adjust services to adapt to climate changes and to reduce consumptions and CO2 emissions

  • Reduce the environmental impact of human activity through the recovery and treatment of primary resources (water, energy, etc.)

In the construction sector, several solutions support this resilience policy. Today we offer you a few examples of solutions from the Impulse Partners ecosystem capable of providing answers for more resilient cities : Carbon8 Systems, One Click LCA, and Surf Cleaner.