Abstract for:Analyzing the effects of awareness in the city resilience building process

Crises have increased their frequency and intensity over the last decade. As a consequence, the need to build city resilience has been enhanced. Diverse frameworks can be found in the literature regarding city resilience. However, these frameworks conclude that building city resilience is a complex process with daunting challenges when operationalizing it. In this context, awareness has been pointed to be a crucial first step in this process as it amplifies the results of building resilience and assess the way to act and prioritize the resources. This paper explains how awareness affects the resilience building process through a simple system dynamics model using Vensim. The paper explains the existing loops in the city resilience building process and analyzes the consequences of suffering one or more crises over time. To do so, the behaviors obtained simulating the model are studied and discussed.