Resilient Cities

Cover image featuring streetscape and text on blue sky.

Paperback - July 2017 - AU $49.99

Reveals how the resilient city characteristics have been achieved in communities around the globe.

What does it mean to be a resilient city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? As urban populations grow, how do we create efficient transportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon buildings for all citizens? The authors respond to these questions in the revised and updated edition of Resilient Cities. Since the first edition was published in 2009, interest in resilience has surged, in part due to increasingly frequent and deadly natural disasters, and in part due to the contribution of our cities to climate change.


Paperback | July 2017 | $ 49.99
ISBN: 9781610916851 | 220 pages | 229 x 152 mm
Publisher: Island Press, USA


Introduction. Urban Resilience: Cities of Fear and Hope
Chapter 1. Invest in Renewable and Distributed Energy
Chapter 2. Create Sustainable Mobility Systems
Chapter 3. Foster Inclusive and Healthy Cities
Chapter 4. Shape Disaster Recovery for the Future
Chapter 5. Build Biophilic Urbanism in the City and its Bioregion
Chapter 6. Produce a More Cyclical and Regenerative Metabolism
Conclusion. Growing Regeneratively


Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and Director of CUSP.

Timothy Beatley is Chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning and Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.

Heather Boyer is Senior Editor at Island Press and 2005 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.