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Resilience and Urban Governance

Resilience and Urban Governance Book
Author : Katarína Svitková
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-07-23
ISBN : 100041308X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book challenges the concept of ‘urban resilience’ by exploring its impact and limitations in three cities. Resilience has become a buzzword in science, industry and policy, and this volume offers a fresh perspective on urban resilience as a regulatory and constitutive principle of governance in cities. Cities constitute an extremely relevant playground for resilience, as they are exposed to various disruptions from natural disasters and pandemics to political conflicts and terrorism. This book traces the evolution of urban resilience, from international development organizations to local governments and communities. It explores how this concept was adopted and mobilized by different actors for different purposes, and analyses the resulting resilience momentum in Barcelona, San Francisco, and Santiago. The book outlines the extent to which resilience has become a universal policy tool and a desired end-state, despite its clearly problematic definition. It also contributes to the discussion about contemporary governance, safety and security in times when their very nature and feasibility are being questioned. This book will be of much interest to students of resilience studies, urban studies, development studies, human geography, and International Relations.

Urban Resilience and Climate Change

Urban Resilience and Climate Change Book
Author : Eva Grobbink
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Governance for Urban Sustainability and Resilience

Governance for Urban Sustainability and Resilience Book
Author : Jeroen van der Heijden
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2014-10-31
ISBN : 1782548130
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cities, and the built environment more broadly, are key in the global response to climate change. This groundbreaking book seeks to understand what governance tools are best suited for achieving cities that are less harmful to the natural environment,

Urban Resilience for Risk and Adaptation Governance

Urban Resilience for Risk and Adaptation Governance Book
Author : Grazia Brunetta,Ombretta Caldarice,Nicola Tollin,Marti Rosas-Casals,Jordi Morató
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-08-02
ISBN : 3319769448
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book brings together a series of theory and practice essays on risk management and adaptation in urban contexts within a resilient and multidimensional perspective. The book proposes a transversal approach with regard to the role of spatial planning in promoting and fostering risk management as well as institutions’ challenges for governing risk, particularly in relation to new forms of multi-level governance that may include stakeholders and citizen engagement. The different contributions focus on approaches, policies, and practices able to contrast risks in urban systems generating social inclusion, equity and participation through bottom-up governance forms and co-evolution principles. Case studies focus on lessons learned, as well as the potential and means for their replication and upscaling, also through capacity building and knowledge transfer. Among many other topics, the book explores difficulties encountered in, and creative solutions found, community and local experiences and capacities, organizational processes and integrative institutional, technical approaches to risk issue in cities.

Responding to Climate Change in Asian Cities

Responding to Climate Change in Asian Cities Book
Author : Diane Archer,Sarah Colenbrander,David Dodman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-11-03
ISBN : 1317217748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The role of cities in addressing climate change is increasingly recognised in international arenas, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the New Urban Agenda. Asia is home to many of the countries that are most vulnerable to climate change impacts and, along with Africa, will be the site of most urban population growth over the coming decades. Bringing together a range of city experiences, Responding to Climate Change in Asian Cities provides valuable insights into how cities can overcome some of the barriers to building climate resilience, including addressing the needs of vulnerable populations. The chapters are centred on an overarching understanding that adaptive urban governance is necessary for climate resilience. This requires engaging with different actors to take into account their experiences, vulnerabilities and priorities; building knowledge, including collecting and using appropriate evidence; and understanding the institutions shaping interactions between actors, from the national to the local level. The chapters draw on a mix of research methodologies, demonstrating the variety of approaches to understanding and building urban resilience that can be applied in urban settings. Bringing together a range of expert contributors, this book will be of great interest to scholars of urban studies, sustainability and environmental studies, development studies and Asian studies.

Urban Governance and Community Resilience Guides

Urban Governance and Community Resilience Guides Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate Resilient Urban Areas

Climate Resilient Urban Areas Book
Author : Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2021-01-23
ISBN : 9783030575366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book describes the urgent challenge faced by cities worldwide to become resilient to climate change impacts. This challenge goes further than the ability to resist the impacts of extreme weather conditions. Coping with climate impacts and the ability to recover from them are equally important, as well as the capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change and the ability to transform the entire urban system. The book explores how the resilience journey for coastal cities in particular encompasses using scientific knowledge but also the knowledge of citizens and practitioners. Measures and strategies on different scales are needed, from national scale all the way down to neighbourhood, street level and building level. Representing the holistic nature of climate resilience, this collection contains unique insights from leading scientists and practitioners in areas of expertise such as engineering, social sciences and urban design. It will be a valuable resource for scholars, students, practitioners and policy makers interested in the development of resilient and sustainable urban environments.

Urban governance for adaptation

Urban governance for adaptation Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Governance and Community Resilience Guides

Urban Governance and Community Resilience Guides Book
Author : Gabrielle Iglesias
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia

Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Book
Author : Amrita G. Daniere,Matthias Garschagen
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-12-20
ISBN : 9783319989679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume explores how climate change impacts interact with poverty and vulnerability to increase the risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia. It combines knowledge from both academic literature and action research to explore the creation of climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable. The book contains contributions from researchers in different cities in Southeast Asia involved with the major research project Building Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asian Cities (UCRSEA). The authors respond to three urgent questions: How does climate change interact with poverty and vulnerability to create risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia? What does knowledge, from both academic literature and action research, tell us about creating climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable? How can we strengthen the agency of individuals, groups and institutions to improve economic, physical and social well-being in urban areas, particularly in response to climate change? The book hopes to answer to current challenges posed by climate change. In the volume, the authors discuss how the agency of individuals, groups and institutions can be strengthened to improve economic, physical and social well-being in urban areas, particularly in response to climate change.

Building Urban Resilience

Building Urban Resilience Book
Author : Abhas Kumar Jha,Zuzana Stanton-Geddes,Todd W. Miner
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780821388655
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Resilience is the ability of a system, community, or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to, and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner. Resilience in the context of cities translates into a new paradigm for urbanisation, and forms base for a new understanding how to manage hazards and urban development. In the next decades, the major driver of the increasing damages and losses from disasters will be the growth of people and assets in harm's way, especially in urban areas. Often lacking resources, infrastructure, services and the capacity to manage the increase in population, small cities could face heavy losses of life and property due to disasters, unless proactive measures are mainstreamed into governance and planning. There is a critical need for a flexible and dynamic approach to building resilience that goes beyond risk mitigation. There are concrete ways to improve the decision-making process and making it more resilient. This report guides readers in finding ways to avoid the mistakes of the past and build resilience into urban development through critical investments and flexible risk management measures that stretch across sectors and jurisdictions all the way to communities and the most vulnerable. There are principles that can guide those who make decisions about public finances. One of these is investing in quality data on risk and in tools that facilitate the use of data across sectors and jurisdictions. Cities that are better able to define and communicate their risks do a better job of preparing for and managing the impacts of natural disasters in a complex and uncertain environment. There are concrete tools that can support preparation for decisions and their implementation. For example, integrating risk-based approaches into urban governance and planning processes can help national and municipal stakeholders to make complex decisions in a smarter, more forward-looking, and more sustainable way that increases resilience. Key economic sectors-especially water, energy, and transport systems - deserve particular attention. They are not only vital if cities and communities are to deal with a disaster and recover quickly, they are also sectors where careful investments - those that pay attention to the principles and make full use of the tools available - can make a real difference in people's lives.

Urban Governance for Adaptation

Urban Governance for Adaptation Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781858645599
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Governance and Community Resilience Guides

Urban Governance and Community Resilience Guides Book
Author : Gabrielle Iglesias
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Governance and Community Resilience Guides

Urban Governance and Community Resilience Guides Book
Author : Gabrielle Iglesias
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Governance and Community Resilience Guides

Urban Governance and Community Resilience Guides Book
Author : Gabrielle Iglesias
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Land Issues for Urban Governance in Sub Saharan Africa

Land Issues for Urban Governance in Sub Saharan Africa Book
Author : Robert Home
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2020-12-20
ISBN : 9783030525033
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sub-Saharan Africa faces many development challenges, such as its size and diversity, rapid urban population growth, history of colonial exploitation, fragile states and conflicts over land and natural resources. This collection, contributed from different academic disciplines and professions, seeks to support the UN Habitat New Urban Agenda passed at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, in 2016. It will attract readers from urban specialisms in law, geography and other social sciences, and from professionals and policy-makers concerned with land use planning, surveying and governance. Among the topics addressed by the book are challenges to governance institutions: how international development is delivered, building land management capacity, funding for urban infrastructure, land-based finance, ineffective planning regulation, and the role of alternatives to courts in resolving boundary and other land disputes. Issues of rights and land titling are explored from perspectives of human rights law (the right to development, and women's rights of access to land), and land tenure regularization. Particular challenges of housing, planning and informality are addressed through contributions on international real estate investment, community participation in urban settlement upgrading, housing delivery as a partly failing project to remedy apartheid's legacy, and complex interactions between political power, money and land. Infrastructure challenges are approached in studies of food security and food systems, urban resilience against natural and man-made disasters, and informal public transport.

Urban Resilience to Droughts and Floods

Urban Resilience to Droughts and Floods Book
Author : Cecilia Tortajada,James Horne,Larry Wallace Harrington
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-05-21
ISBN : 0429683545
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on policies and governance on how to build the resilience of cities to droughts and floods in the short-, medium-, and long-term. There are discussions on how cities prepare for, cope with, learn from, manage, and recover from these extreme events. The chapters also consider aspects such as changing paradigms, policy responses under uncertainty, scenario development, institutional responses, adaptive forecasting, governance perspectives, infrastructure development, overall investments, and technological innovation. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction are discussed at length. Most of the cities and regions studied are in Asia, however, cities from Oceania, Europe, Africa, and North America are also included. Analyses are not limited to cities but to the basins and regions from which urban populations obtain their resources, and on which their resilience depends. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.

Historic Cities in the Face of Disasters

Historic Cities in the Face of Disasters Book
Author : Fatemeh Farnaz Arefian,Judith Ryser,Andrew Hopkins,Jamie Mackee
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-10-15
ISBN : 3030773566
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines reconstruction and resilience of historic cities and societies from multiple disciplinary and complementary perspectives and, by doing so, it helps researchers and practitioners alike, among them reconstruction managers, urban governance and professionals. The book builds on carefully selected and updated papers accepted for the 2019 Silk Cities international conference on ‘reconstruction, recovery and resilience of historic cities and societies’, the third Silk Cities conference held in L’Aquila, Italy, 10-12 July 2019, working with University of L’Aquila and UCL. This multi-scale, and multidisciplinary book offers cross-sectoral and complimentary voices from multiple stakeholders, including academia, urban governance, NGOs and local populations. It examines post-disaster reconstruction strategies and case studies from Europe, Asia and Latin America that provide a valuable collection for anyone who would like to get a global overview on the subject matter. It thereby enables a deeper understanding of challenges, opportunities and approaches in dealing with historic cities facing disasters at various geographical scales. Additionally, it brings together historical approaches to the reconstruction of historical cities and those of more recent times. Thus, it can be used as a reference book for global understanding of the subject matter.

Urban Resilience to Droughts and Floods

Urban Resilience to Droughts and Floods Book
Author : Cecilia Tortajada,James Horne,Larry Wallace Harrington
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN : 9780367583279
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on policies and governance on how to build the resilience of cities to droughts and floods. There are discussions on how cities prepare for, cope with, learn from, manage, and recover from these extreme events. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development

Climate Resilient Urban Areas

Climate Resilient Urban Areas Book
Author : Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020
ISBN : 3030575373
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book describes the urgent challenge faced by cities worldwide to become resilient to climate change impacts. This challenge goes further than the ability to resist the impacts of extreme weather conditions. Coping with climate impacts and the ability to recover from them are equally important, as well as the capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change and the ability to transform the entire urban system. The book explores how the resilience journey for coastal cities in particular encompasses using scientific knowledge but also the knowledge of citizens and practitioners. Measures and strategies on different scales are needed, from national scale all the way down to neighbourhood, street level and building level. Representing the holistic nature of climate resilience, this collection contains unique insights from leading scientists and practitioners in areas of expertise such as engineering, social sciences and urban design. It will be a valuable resource for scholars, students, practitioners and policy makers interested in the development of resilient and sustainable urban environments. Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther is Applied Research Professor of Water Innovation at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. He is a civil engineer, entrepreneur and researcher. Rutger is director and founding partner of three water innovation companies: DeltaSync, Blue21 and Indymo.