Principles for recovery: Sustainable and resilient infrastructure Posted on August 6, 2020 (August 6, 2020) by Years2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 30-day free access to FuturArc App CategoriesMain Feature City Profile Showcase Commentary Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020 Principles for recovery: Sustainable and resilient infrastructure August 6, 2020 The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), alongside several partners in the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP), developed a set of ten principles for post-COVID-19 recovery focusing on investing in sustainable and resilient infrastructure. To avoid future crises, the Principles recommend that infrastructure ensure resilience through integrated, systems-level planning and built-in flexibility and redundancy. The Principles state that prioritising natural infrastructure will help reduce emissions, deliver essential services such as water and sanitation, protect people and assets from hazards, and support renewed increases in economic activity. According to the Principles, post-COVID-19 infrastructure investments, including those in digital infrastructure, should facilitate new sustainable lifestyles, patterns of mobility, and modes of operation in both urban and rural areas. Read more about here: COVID-19 & architecture: the importance of designing for occupant wellness Above article is an excerpt from the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), United Nations. Click here to view the full article. [Principles for Recovery] [UNEP Announcement on Green Growth Knowledge Platform] To read the complete article, get your hardcopy at our online shop/newsstands/major bookstores; subscribe to FuturArc or download the FuturArc App to read the issues. Previously Published Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature Commentary / 3rd Quarter 2022And Now the Real World Commentary3rd Quarter 2022And Now the Real World Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2022Can we cool buildings without overheating the planet? Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2022Can we cool buildings without overheating the planet? Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.