Resilience, as a globally-recognised approach to building communities, societies and infrastructure to withstand negative events, is proving helpful in addressing such issues. Given rapid changes in society, both in Sydney and globally – which include fast urban growth, climate change, urban migration, divisions between wealth and poverty, marginalisation and the increasing recognition of mental health in society – urban centres need to consider resilience as a cornerstone within all current and future urban developments, if they are to succeed. This studio provides an opportunity to explore these issues, and to develop an architectural response that builds resilience through, among other things, stronger social cohesion. Articulating such a response demands an approach that is concerned with process as much as it is with product.