Resilient Urban Design Principles

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Collected by Chris Byrne, to discover a resilience pattern language [1]:

Resilient City Design Principles


   * Carbon Dependency Reduction
   * Systems Diversity
   * Systems Redundancy
   * Infrastructure Durability
   * System Feedback Sensitivity
   * Local Self-Sufficiency
   * Responsive to Natural Systems

Urban Design Principles


   * Density, Diversity and Mix
   * Pedestrians First
   * Transit Supportive
   * Place-Making
   * Complete Communities
   * Integrated Natural Systems
   * Integrated Technical and Industrial Systems
   * Local Sources
   * Engaged Communities
   * Redundant and Durable Life Safety and Critical Infrastructure Systems
   * Resilient Operations

Resilient Building Design Principles


   * Use low carbon input materials and systems
   * Design and plan buildings for low external energy inputs for ongoing building operations
   * Design buildings for maximum day-lighting
   * Design for future flexibility of use
   * Design for durability and robustness
   * Design for use of local materials and products
   * Design and plan for low energy input constructability
   * Design for use of building systems that can be serviced and maintained with local materials, parts and labour