On Monday, November 12, the new Intensive Programme in Design Policies for Resilience was presented, a new intensive programme of ELISAVA aimed at forming agents of change in design for resilience.
What is resilience? Urban Resilience is the measurable ability of any urban system, with its inhabitants, to maintain continuity through all shocks and stresses, while positively adapting and transforming toward sustainability. A Resilient City assesses, plans and acts to prepare for and respond to all hazards.
The presentation of the new programme, and its subsequent round of questions and answers, took place in the Sant Pau Modernist Campus, within the framework of the Barcelona Resilience Week that takes place in the Catalan capital throughout this week.
Fifty people attended the act, including ELISAVA's porfessor Carmen Malvar and the Director of Master's and Postgraduate programmes of the School, Santiago Albert. A representation of UN-Habitat and the Generalitat de Catalunya were also present at the act.
The Intensive Programme in Design Policies for Resilience, framed in the Chair of Sustainability of UNESCO and the UPC, is directed to architects and professionals of the design and urbanism, among other profiles; people with a proactive attitude, open to the world and to transformation, committed to the environment and willing to dare to create transformative and environmentally sustainable projects.