• Question: what is your best solution to disasters in cities

    Asked by velociraptor to Eloise on 17 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Eloise Taysom

      Eloise Taysom answered on 17 Jun 2016:

      Great question! I’m a big believer in the importance of this thing called ‘resilience’. It’s pretty complicated, in fact I’ve spent 3 years studying it. A resilient city would be one that can resist, recover and change. Cities are really complicated but if they have bits in them that can do these three things (resist, recover and change) then they should be able to survive. One example could be if there’s a flood. You could have: flood barriers that resist the rise in water levels; people that help each other repair/recover damaged homes and buildings; and new innovations/change in building designs that can cope with future floods.