Resilient Code: Mexico City (CDMX) A Proactive Toolkit to Foster Equitable Resilience

Resilient Code incentives urban design solutions that address environmental risks. It does that by providing examples for how cities can develop, implement, and communicate resilient zoning plans, based on both environmental and socio-economic needs. Resilient Code will be communicated through an online platform that will provide solutions to environmental risk using site-specific conditions such as topographical and geomorphological features combined with socio-demographic data. This would allow to determine the best urban design solutions for site-specific conditions. Code provides a method that instills foundational spatial and physical principles for resilient design and planning that lends themselves to scenario-driven results rather than totalizing and inflexible master plans that leave little room for incremental solutions. Our code will be used as a tool by Mexico City’s PILARES program to identify implementation projects that address environmental risk on community facilities and surrounding neighborhoods in some of CDMX most vulnerable communities. The work done in Mexico City can serve as an example to communities across the global south that seek to address environmental risks in areas that are often forgotten by normative planning processes.