Model to Integrate Resilience and Sustainability into Urban Planning

  • Irina TuminiEmail author
  • Carolina Arriagada Sickinger
  • Sergio Baeriswyl Rada


The adaptation to changes caused by natural events, passes from sustainability to a transversal and resilient model. However, the ambiguity in the definition of both concepts, can create uncertainties when it comes to proposing concrete actions in the urban setting. The development of synergies between the concepts is a task that is still pending, but one that is key for cities when adapting to future changes. This work proposes clarifying the differences and synergies between the two approaches, evaluating indicators which can act as the basis to integrate the concept of resilience and sustainability in public policies and territorial management tools. The study proposes a theoretical and empirical approach to the problem, identifying an evaluation model which will be apply to a specific case study in the town of Dichato, a coastal city in Chile, that is threatened by risks of different natures. The application to this real case will allow evaluating the applicability of the system of indicators proposed and, allow discussing the results obtained.


Resilient city Urban sustainability Natural risks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irina Tumini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carolina Arriagada Sickinger
    • 1
  • Sergio Baeriswyl Rada
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Planning and Urban DesignUniversidad del Bío-BíoConcepciónChile

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