The urban landscape changes when unintended events occur, due to weather, disease, disaster, terrorism, or other happenings. As a result of the environment in which it finds itself, a city adapts and transforms -- often leading to welcome, safe, and positive change for its inhabitants. Boulders in parks, more bike lanes, roof gardens, rooftop generators, community gardens, and increased outdoor dining (the latest a consequence of global pandemic) are visible examples of urban adaptations that create healthier lifestyles and ultimately serve to bring people closer together, despite environmental and social issues and/or political and economic crisis.
Large cities across the world, including New York, London, Paris, Beijing, and Mexico City, more than ever share wide-ranging concerns, yet also proven successes in facing the unplanned. Like campuses, or sites where colleges or universities reside, they are learning environments that shape growth and change. Drawing upon diverse perspectives -- architects, ecologists, educators, historians, researchers, scientists, urban planners, and more -- Strength in Cities: Lessons From the Urban Landscape focuses on cities as a model for resilience, from how they learn, to what they can teach us.
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