Top 10 urban design principles for resilient cities

Dominic Ellis
|Mar 1|magazine1 min read

9. Flexibility

The principal characteristic of urban systems is their constant transformation. Communities change in time and they develop different needs and demand new services. Our neighbourhoods must be able to evolve alongside them. Flexibility is key.

Traditional urban designs have definitive design systems, without the flexibility required to deal with the complexity and change that characterises contemporary urban societies. The growing condition of complexity and change in urban societies generates the need for more flexible urban design.