Constructing Resilience: The Wellington Studio

  • Penny Allan
  • Jamie Roberts


This paper describes the results of a design studio on climate change at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), New Zealand, in 2007. It discusses the processes and outcomes of the studio and the subsequent testing of student work against a resilience model developed by Canadian ecologist CS Holling (1973, 1998; Walker et al, 2004) to create a framework for the design of resilient cities.