Top 10 urban design principles for resilient cities

Dominic Ellis
|Jan 27|magazine1 min read

10. Engaged communities

The development of resilient cities and neighbourhoods will require the active participation of community members, at all scales.

From seemingly trivial activities of everyday life, to the overtly transformative, citizens have a role to play and a responsibility. It is only through the sum total of individual choices and individual actions that change can come about.

Residents and stakeholders must be part of planning and designing their cities and communities. They must also be part of delivering a new vision – by choosing to walk, by engaging with each other, by generating awareness, and by demanding higher standards.