Resilience – Between mitigation and adaptation

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The climatic, environmental and anthropic changes that characterize the beginning of this millennium increasingly are a major subject in the international debate since they influence, on the one hand, the protection of territories, landscapes and fragile urban areas, and on the other, the uses, performance and efficiency of architectural artefacts and everyday objects. Moreover, the shortage of natural resources, the global economic crisis, the mass migratory flows and the unpredictability of seismic events, are a source of continuous instability which can be dealt only with A??,?Eoresilient thoughts’ capable of answering continuous or sudden changes. In general, Resilience is considered as A,A?[A??,?A?] the property of complex systems to respond to stress events, activating response and adaptation strategies in order to restore functioning mechanisms: resilient systems, facing stressful events, react by renewing themselves but maintaining the functionality and the recognizability of their systemsA,A? (Gunderson and holling, 2002) within a positive dynamic process.









Fabrizio Tucci, Cesare Sposito


Author(s) Biography

Fabrizio Tucci is a Full Professor in Technology of Architecture and Environmental Design, Sapienza University of Rome, where he is Director of the PhD Program in ‘Planning Design Technology of Architecture’. Member of the Directive Committee of the SITdA (Italian Society of Architectural Technology), Coordinator of the National Cluster NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Building) of SITdA, Director of the National Workgroup of the General States of the Green Economy for Architecture and Urban Planning, and Coordinator of the International ‘Green City Network’, Sustainable Development Foundation.


Cesare Sposito, Architect and PhD, is an Associate Professor of Building Technology at the Department of Architecture, University of Palermo, Italy. He was Component of the PhD Board in ‘Recovery of Ancient Contexts and Innovative Processes in Architecture’, from 2007 to 2012. Since 2015, he has been a member of several scientific committees in international conferences and in publishing series. He is a co-founding member of the Euro-Mediterranean Documentation and Research Centre (DEMETRA Ce.Ri.Med.), member of the Italian Society of Technology (SITdA) and Editor in Chief of AGATHÓN (International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design). He carries out research on ‘Energy Saving of Buildings’, ‘Nanotechnologies and Innovative Materials’, ‘Protection Systems for Archaeological Sites’ and ‘Recovery of Abandoned Industrial Areas’

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Cesare Sposito, Fabrizio Tucci

Data di pubblicazione

gennaio 2020


978-88-5509-094-0, 978-88-5509-096-4