Cultural Resilience: Priorities of Small and Medium Size Cities

The paper extends the concept of resilience beyond the disaster/survival context, highlighting culture as the main resource and asset of renewal and adaptability. After outlining the thesis of triple (primary, secondary and tertiary) vulnerability, the authors pinpoint the double nature of city resilience as skills and process. From the cultural heritage domain they discuss the long-time coexistence and recent best practices of city communities with their river and waterfronts, and the role of historical buildings. Turning the theoretical considerations into practical solutions, the overview ends with the introduction of a new generation public servant: the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) of a city.

Released: Replika 94, 113–127.
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