Each fresh disaster, whether hurricane, wildfire, flood, or tornado, and each sign of global warming, whether rising seas, recurring drought, melting permafrost, or new disease, makes the urgency of resilient design more emphatic. Resilience is sustainability for an unstable world—the capacity to adapt to changing conditions, to maintain or regain functionality in the face of stress and disturbance, and to continue to thrive. As growing public awareness increasingly prioritizes resilience, a slew of new guidelines and rating systems are emerging to help.
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