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The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience

Edited by: Michael A. Burayidi , Adriana Allen , John Twigg , Christine Wamsler

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138583597
eBook ISBN: 9780429506666
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This volume provides a comprehensive discussion and overview of urban resilience, including socio-ecological and economic hazard and disaster resilience. It provides a summary of state of the art thinking on resilience, the different approaches, tools and methodologies for understanding the subject in urban contexts, and brings together related reflections and initiatives.

Throughout the different chapters, the handbook critically examines and reviews the resilience concept from various disciplinary and professional perspectives. It also discusses major urban crises, past and recent, and the generic lessons they provide for resilience. In this context, the authors provide case studies from different places and times, including historical material and contemporary examples, and studies that offer concrete guidance on how to approach urban resilience. Other chapters focus on how current understanding of urban systems ? such as shrinking cities, green infrastructure, disaster volunteerism, and urban energy systems ? are affecting the capacity of urban citizens, settlements and nation-states to respond to different forms and levels of stressors and shocks. The handbook concludes with a synthesis of the state of the art knowledge on resilience and points the way forward in refining the conceptualization and application of urban resilience.

The book is intended for scholars and graduate students in urban studies, environmental and sustainability studies, geography, planning, architecture, urban design, political science and sociology, for whom it will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current approaches across these disciplines that converge in the study of urban resilience. The book also provides important direction to practitioners and civic leaders who are engaged in supporting cities and regions to position themselves for resilience in the face of climate change, unpredictable socioenvironmental shocks and incremental risk accumulation.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Urban resilience and urban sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Against general resilience Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Urban resilience Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The being of urban resilience Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Data gaps and resilience metrics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Urban open space systems Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Climate justicescape and implications for urban resilience in American cities Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Assessing urban vulnerability to extreme heat-related weather events Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Critical infrastructure and climate change Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Policies and practices on urban resilience in China Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Building urban resilience to climate change Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Resilient urban water services Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Resilient shrinking cities Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Land bank formation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Assessing socio-ecological resilience in cities Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Disaster volunteerism as a contributor to resilience Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Green infrastructure and resilience Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Latino revitalization as “blight” Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Gendered invisible urban resilience Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Pathways for resilience in legacy cities Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Energy dimensions of urban resilience Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Climate resilience, mitigation, and adaptation strategy Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Resilience, reconstruction, and sustainable development in Chile Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Urban risk readdressed Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Closing the urban infrastructure gap for sustainable urban development in Sub Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Municipal resilience in Chile Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Understanding the fabric of large urban areas to improve disaster planning and recovery Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The helping hand in increasing Nepal’s urban seismic resilience Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Roof gardens as alternative urban green spaces Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Resilience through nature-based solutions Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Social resilience and capacity building Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Critical junctures in land use planning for disaster risk management Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Urban resilience Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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