A resilient city
This represents a new paradigm for safety development of cities, which refers to a city's ability to withstand, adapt to and recover quickly from an adverse or changing environment.
A resilient city is one that has built up a cushion against unexpected shocks, such as natural disasters and societal problems, in particular, major safety accidents, extreme weather, earthquakes, floods, major epidemics and other emergencies. A resilient city can reorient itself depending on the circumstances to deal with the pressure, adapt, survive, and quickly return to the path of sustainable development.
The 14th Five-Year Plan proposes to foster resilient cities. In 2021, Beijing issued the Guidelines on Accelerating the Building of a Resilient City, laying down a master plan for building up the city's resilience in areas including urban space planning, construction, urban management and society, so that resilience is integrated throughout the whole process of planning, development and management.