Resilience Lab Denmark is a Quattro Helix cooperation between research and educational institutions, companies, authorities and users.
By 2050, 75% of the world population will live in urban areas. Moreover, the global population will have increased by approximately 2 million compared to today.
In many ways, the urban growth will pose a challenge as cities are highly resource demanding as well as environmental burdens. Furthermore, expansion and maintenance of infrastructure,
housing and amenities are required.
Also, stable energy and water supplies and equally stable waste water disposal systems are required. At the same time, cities are vulnerable to bad weather conditions such as storms and heavy rain.
In a larger perspective, the supply issue makes citizens living in or around cities more vulnerable in a wider sense. Badly run cities inhibit and limit the options of the citizens and this may have a destabilising effect in the long run.
We are thus faced with the urgent task of developing models for critical simulation of cities. Moreover, it needs to be established how to optimise supply security in the cities, reduce the environmental burden and resource usage as well as how to make cities less vulnerable to outside influences.
These issues are the reasons why an innovation collaboration wasestablished for the sake of supply resilience in Vejle – a specific Danish city with 50,000 inhabitants.