The world is becoming increasingly urban and cities face a constant struggle with the complex environmental, social, economic, and political challenges of the 21st century. Many international organizations have argued that cities will need to become more resilient to these challenges. However, it is not particularly clear what that really means.
“I don’t think there’s anything like seeing water lapping at your feet on West End Avenue that provides a wake-up call. I can’t imagine what else could be more dramatic and focusing than water overtaking one of America’s celebrated international cities.”