MAPPING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES is a project presented and exhibited for the first time by City Space Architecture at the Italian Pavilion of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale (2021), on that occasion with a specific focus on Italy.
Today the project, which is part of the activities envisaged in a cooperation agreement with UN-Habitat, it expanded and became a dynamic website, by its nature constantly updated, which contains the current geographical mapping of Resilient Communities worldwide.
UN-Habitat is the United Nations Program for protection of Human Settlements charged with promoting the construction of socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities, reducing inequality, discrimination and poverty.
According to this program, in the urban planning field, resilience can be defined as the ability of an urban system to maintain its structure in response to various environmental shocks and stresses, adapting and regenerating itself, and simultaneously promoting positive and sustainable change.
Resilience therefore also means dealing with public health, the urban economy and territorial planning.
THE MAPPING ACTIVITY CARRIED OUT BY CITY SPACE ARCHITECTURE
Mapping Resilient Communities it is therefore a global investigation, which aims to collect and highlight the work of public and private institutions, non-profit organizations and civic groups that promote ideas, projects and initiatives with strong connotations of resilience, in all possible declinations (environmental, social , economic,…).
Making resilient innovation in an urban context is very difficult, given that it is an activity that often clashes with extremely bureaucratized processes, sometimes in unstable political-economic scenarios, and with backward cultural systems hostile to radical changes.
The onerous mapping activity aimed to identify and highlight tangible results, based on existing skills and knowledge, and always involving local actors. It has therefore highlighted organizational skills, inventiveness, entrepreneurship and the value of human capital which, beyond the logic of profit and with the common good as its main objective, has managed to put the quality of life of individuals in the foreground. and collective well-being.
The Marketing department of Piazza Copernico had the opportunity to contribute with modest but convinced support to this beautiful project, in the design and implementation phase of the website.
Because we too like the stories of women and men who work stubbornly to build a better world.