Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering – Mission Statement

Joao Cortesao*, Joanne Vinke-de Kruijf (Photographer), Claudiu Forgaci, Samantha Copeland, Tatiana Filatova, Tina Comes

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Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering’ (DeSIRE) is an extensive interdisciplinary research programme that shapes the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering (4TU RE Centre) and builds its capacity. Our understanding of resilience goes beyond robustness of infrastructure; we focus on resilience as the ability of coupled social-technical-environmental (STE) systems to absorb, react, recover, adapt and reorganize with change.

Our mission is to advance and consolidate the understanding of resilience thinking, measuring resilience, and resilience coordination and governance. This mission statement conveys the 4TU RE community approach to resilience and the premises upon which this approach makes a difference.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2020


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