A crash course in changing the world.
First of all it wasnt always easy to explain to other people what urban resilience actually means. The better it is to talk to people about this theme to grow awareness.
The first thing most people will answer is: "Do you really think that there is a need for all this?" followed by "Who is to pay for these measures?". Both questions originate from people's belief (a perfectly normal, human thought) that their micro- and macroenvironment is stable and static and chances that big changes occure are small. This belief stems from the will that it is actually true that nothing will change but who could possibly know?
I think this strong will, that our current economical, environmental and political situation is perfectly stable prevents most people (in Germany) from making plans for alternative situations and as there is basically no backing for all these (expensive!) ideas, urban resilience in all its importance will probably be ignored until the point when it becomes inevitable some day.
In other countries of course the situation may be totally different. Taking China as an example where already today urban resilience is one (maybe THE ONE) major problem in big cities with millions and millions of inhabitants, alarming pollution of earth, air and water and an infrastructure always close to the ultimate collaps.