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Community Planning, Resilience, and Justice for a Changing Environment

This cluster focuses on creating equitable and sustainable cities by developing both engineering and institutional infrastructure that: 

  • Prevent harm to all populations in the planning and design process. This requires: (i) having a right level of awareness of the problems that exist within each of these communities and their subgroups and (ii) ensuring that everyone has the right to access opportunities.  
  • Provides remedy measures when problems occur, which implies proactive actions such as disaster mitigation measures and methods that consider the complexity of human-environment systems. Once common issues are defined, good practices and case studies can be defined to recover communities at a faster pace. 
  • Embrace just access to technology for everyone. This includes Appropriate technology and Context Sensitive designs