October 30, 2020

Urbanismo: What is resilience?

What exactly is resiliency, and what is the Filipino's image of this "better place"?

This three-part podcast series by UrbanisMO.ph members Abbey Pangilinan, Ica Fernandez, David Garcia, James Cruz, Robert Anthony Siy, Miguel Dorotan, and Clara Buenconsejo were recorded on April 5, 2018 at the Nipa Brew Craft Beer Taproom in Makati City. Visit their website to get the full profile of the speakers.

A transcript of this podcast is currently in the works.

Topics Covered in this Episode

  • The basics and jargon of disaster risk reduction and management
  • Understanding the move from disaster management, to disaster risk management, to resiliency
  • The real definition of increasing capacities
  • Why do risks and damages keep occurring despite all the DRRM projects? Why do disasters keep affecting the same people (and areas)?
  • What are the problems before, during, and after a crisis or disaster?
  • How are the risks communicated to the lay people in the Philippines?
  • What are the strategies that can be employed to change the way people view disasters and risk?
  • The possibilities for designing cities according to nature and other sustainable solutions  in addressing impact of disasters

In a recent article published by Philippine Star it said, “The Philippines is in a better place now and the Filipino today is resilient and adaptable, and one who continuously hopes to see his country become a better place”. But what exactly is resiliency, and what is the Filipino’s image of this “better place”?