This essay is a contribution to the research project ‘From Prevention to Resilience’ funded by ZonMw. Motivated by the Covid-19 pandemic, this research project explored how public space and forms of civic engagement can contribute to working towards more resilient urban neighborhoods. The project engaged a community of practice (CoP) to inform the research and to disseminate and critically discuss research outcomes. This essay, and the bundle it is part of, is the outcome of one of these engagements. The authors of this specific essay were asked to offer their disciplinary perspective on a first version of the Human / Non-Human Public Spaces design perspective, at that time still titled Nexus Framework on Neighborhood Resilience (click here and a PDF of this version will be downloaded). The authors were asked to do so based on their field of expertise, being climate-resilient cities. The authors have written this essay in coordination with the research team. To grasp the content of this essay and to take lessons from it, we encourage readers to first get familiar with the first version of the design perspective.
|Title of host publication||Public Spaces and Urban Resilience|
|Subtitle of host publication||State of affairs in Dutch cities and exploring human and non-human perspectives|
|Editors||Boudewijn Boon, Martijn de Waal, Frank Suurenbroek|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publisher||Hogeschool van Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2023|