Chapter 7. Resilient Communities to Bloom against Hazards


Laura Laso Buceta
Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad San Pablo-CEU, CEU Universities, Urbanización Montepríncipe, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain

Part of the book: Sustainable and Healthy Building Environments


This study consists of a reflection on possible solutions or approaches for rapid recovery from catastrophic disasters of a meteorological nature in places particularly vulnerable or susceptible to suffer them. This chapter attempts to draw attention to the importance of designing with the premise that any infrastructure can fail, especially in disaster-prone environments, and the importance of having several response models in place so that the functioning of local communities is not completely compromised, leading to even more serious problems. Designing to enrure sufficient reaction capacity for early recovery/quicker return to normality. The key word is resilience. Through the balance between nature and the intervened environment, understanding both the strength of the latter and the impact of inhabiting it in order to achieve sustainable developments.

Keywords: resilient construction, resilient spaces, sustainable construction, energy saving, wood structures, renewable energies


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