Urban resilience is the capability of cities to prevent or, where inevitable, minimise the impact of exceptional emergency situations and recover as quickly as possible.
Barcelona's urban resilience model is based on three pillars that correspond to the stages making up the cycle of ongoing improvement in creating resilience:
- Managing incidents, through the operations centre for public space and co-ordination with the city's other control centres;
- Analysing data, through the information management platform and resilience analysis;
- Risk reduction, through resilience committees.