Urbanie & Urbanus

Issue 2022 Dec

Resilient cities

“Technical Resilience” and “Institutional Resilience”: Enlightenment from the Response of Urban Public Space to Public Health Emergencies


Figure 1 The concept of “urban public space” in the spatial and temporal sense. Source: Drawn by the author.

Figure 2 Basic and advanced characteristics of public space of resilient cities. Source: Drawn by the author.

Figure 3 The closure of Wuhan Highways. Source: Sina Weibo.

Figure 4 The suspension of citywide public transport. Source: Sina Weibo.

Figure 5 The construction of Huoshenshan hospital in Wuhan. Source: Xinhuanet.

Figure 6 Wuhan converted stadiums into mobile cabin hospitals. Source: Xinhuanet.

Figure 7 The delineation of risk zones and a real-world example. Source: Left, drawn by the author; Right, Guangzhou Bendibao.

Figure 8 Dynamic service status update of the Guangzhou Metro. Source: Guangzhou Metro.

Figure 9 Real-world examples of resilient cities’ public space responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Shot by the author.

Figure 10 The 15-minute nucleic acid testing circle planning of Yuexiu District, Guangzhou. Source: Command center of the COVID-19 prevention and control of Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

Figure 11 Community nodes as temporary testing sites. Source: Shot by the author.

Figure 12 Urban public space adapting to both normal circumstance and state of emergency. Source: Drawn by the author (top) and shot by the author (bottom).

Figure 13 Contingency plans for urban public space responding to emergencies. Source: Drawn by the author.

Figure 14 The COVID-19 prevention working mechanism of medium- and high-risk communities. Source: Sorted and drawn by the author.