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City Resilience

1st Edition

Edited by Michael Burayidi


1,583 pages | 162 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415741842
pub: 2015-01-22

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Resilience is the ability of a city to bounce back from an unforeseen catastrophe. Resilient cities are able to snap back to their previous state after a disaster and even develop the capacity to withstand future shocks. Knowing what to do prior to, during and after a disaster is critical to the recovery and resilience of a city. While significant attention has been paid to disaster recovery in recent years, the prolific research that has been published on the subject has been in disparate journals and books, each appealing to the interest of a particular profession. This four volume series rectifies this problem by bringing the work of leading thinkers on the subject and the most influential research on city resilience into one document that is readily accessible to researchers. The editor provides an introduction for each of the four volumes synthesizing the articles and identifying the essential message conveyed in the volume.

Table of Contents

Volume I: The Concept of Resilience

City Resilience Michael Burayidi

Introduction Michael Burayidi

Part 1: Ecological Perspectives

1. Resilience and stability of ecological systems C. S. Holling

2. Ecological resilience – In theory and practice Lance H. Gunderson

3. Resilience thinking: Integrating resilience, adaptability and transformability Carl Folke, Stephen R. Carpenter, Brian Walker, Marten Scheffer, Terry Chapin and Johan Rockström

4. From Metaphor to Measurement: Resilience of What to What? Steve Carpenter, Brian Walker, J. Marty Anderies and Nick Abel

5. Resilience: The emergence of a perspective for social–ecological systems analyses Carl Folke

6. Understanding uncertainty and reducing vulnerability: lessons from resilience thinking Fikret Berkes

7. Adaptation to environmental change: Contributions of a resilient framework Donald R. Nelson, W. Neil Adger and Katrina Brown

8. Linkages between vulnerability, resilience, and adaptive capacity Gilberto C. Gallopín

Part 2: Socio-economic Perspectives

9. Social and ecological resilience: are they related? W. Neil Adger

10. Resilience, Adaptability and Transformability in Social-ecological Systems Brian Walker, C. S. Holling, Stephen R. Carpenter and Ann Kinzig

11. The diversity of resilience: contributions from a social science perspective Daniel F. Lorenz

12. Resilience: A risk management approach Tom Mitchell and Katie Harris

13. The concept of resilience revisited Siambabala Bernard Manyena

14. Vulnerability, resilience and development discourses in context of climate change Terry Cannon and Detlef Müller-Mahn

15. From resilience to resourcefulness: A critique of resilience policy and activism Danny MacKinnon and Kate Driscoll Derickson

Part 3: Human Settlements Perspectives

16. Resilience as a framework for urbanism and recovery Penny Allan and Martin Bryant

17. Resilient cities: meaning, models, and metaphor for integrating the ecological, socio-economic, and planning realms S.T.A. Pickett, M.L. Cadenasso and J.M. Grove

18. Resilience and regions: building understanding of the metaphor Rolf Pendall, Kathryn A. Foster and Margaret Cowell

19. Resistance and resilience – paradigms for critical local infrastructure Christopher D. F. Rogers, Christopher J. Bouch, Stephen Williams et al

20. Resilience: a bridging concept or dead end? Simin Davoudi

Volume II: Resilience and the Built Environment

Introduction Michael Burayidi

Part 4: Design and Urban Form

21. The influence of urban morphology on the resilience of cities following an earthquake Penny Allan, Martin Bryant, Camila Wirsching, Daniela Garcia and Maria Teresa Rodriguez

22. From planning sustainable cities to designing resilient regions D. Bogunovich

23. Urban form and climate change Rafael Pizarro

24. Planning for post disaster resiliency Philip R. Berke and Thomas J. Campanella

25. Integrating hazard mitigation into new urban and conventional developments Philip R. Berke, Yan Song and Mark Stevens

26. Before the war, war, after the war: urban imageries for urban resilience Armina Pilav

27. Urban resilience in post-disaster reconstruction: Towards a resilient development in Sichuan, China Yan Guo

Part 5: Open Space and Critical Infrastructures

28. Protecting vulnerable cities: the UK’s resilience response to defending everyday urban infrastructure Jon Coaffee

29. Urban landscape sustainability and resilience: the promise and challenges of integrating ecology with urban planning and design Jack Ahern

30. Ecological land use complementation for building resilience in urban ecosystems Johan Colding

Part 6: Urban Ecology

31. Urban hazard mitigation: Creating resilient cities David R. Godschalk

32. Ecological resilience in urban ecosystems: Linking urban patterns to human and ecological functions Marina Alberti and John M. Marzluff

33. Urban Transitions: On Urban Resilience and Human-Dominated Ecosystems Henrik Ernstson, Sander E. van der Leeuw, Charles L. Redman, Douglas J. Meffert, George Davis, Christine Alfsen and Thomas Elmqvist

34. Can Resilience Be Reconciled with Globalization and the Increasingly Complex Conditions of Resource Degradation in Asian Coastal Regions? Derek Armitage and Derek Johnson

35. Planning for climate change in urban areas: from theory to practice Christine Wamsler, Ebba Brink and Claudia Rivera

36. Spatial resilience: integrating landscape ecology, resilience, and sustainability Graeme S. Cumming

Part 7: Institutional/Organizational

37. An integrative review of the built environment discipline’s role in the development of society’s resilience to disasters Richard Haigh and Dilanthi Amaratunga

38. Mainstreaming climate change adaptation in Indian cities Divya Sharma and Sanjay Tomar

39. Resilience and organizational institutionalisation from a cross-cultural perspective Matthias Garschagen

Volume III: Social and Economic Dimensions of Resilience

Introduction Michael Burayidi

Part 8: Planning for Resilience

40. A framework for urban climate resilience Stephen Tyler and Marcus Moench

41. Community action planning in East Delhi: a participatory approach to build urban disaster resilience Sunil Prashar, Rajib Shaw and Yukiko Takeuchi

42. Improving adaptive capacity and resilience in Bhutan Harsha Meenawat and Benjamin K. Sovacool

43. Sustainability and resilience: toward a systems approach Joseph Fiksel

44. Managing for local resilience: towards a strategic approach Keith Shaw and Louise Maythorne

45. Metropolitan Planning and Resilience Thinking: A Practitioner’s Perspective Cathy Wilkinson, Libby Porter and Johan Colding

Part 9: Coping Mechanisms

46. Built-in resilience: learning from grassroots coping strategies for climate variability Huraera Jabeen, Cassidy Johnson and Adriana Allen

47. Successful adaptation to climate change across scales W. Neil Adger, Nigel W. Arnell and Emma L. Tompkins

48. Anticipatory Learning for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Petra Tschakert and Kathleen Ann Dietrich

49. Resourcing for a resilient post-disaster reconstruction environment Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville and Regan Potangaroa

50. Are there social limits to adaptation to climate change? W. Neil Adger, Suraje Dessai, Marisa Goulden, Mike Hulme, Irene Lorenzoni, Donald R. Nelson, Lars Otto Naess, Johanna Wolf and Anita Wreford

Part 10: Enhancing Place Resilience

51. "Shared learning" for building urban climate resilience – experiences from Asian cities Sarah Orleans Reed, Richard Friend, Vu Canh Toan, Pakamas Thinphanga, Ratri Sutarto and Dilip Singh

52. From Resilience to Transformation: the Adaptive Cycle in Two Mexican Urban Centers Mark Pelling and David Manuel-Navarrete

53. What is the purpose of urban climate resilience? Implications for addressing poverty and vulnerability Richard Friend and Marcus Moench

54. Resilient regions: re ‘place’ ing regional competitiveness Gillian Bristow

Part 11: Building the Political and Institutional Capacity for Resilience

55. Extreme events and disasters: A window of opportunity for change? J. Birkmann, P. Buckle, J. Jaeger, M. Pelling, N. Setiadi, M. Garschagen, N. Fernando and J. Kropp

56. Rebordering the city for new security challenges: From counterterrorism to community resilience Jon Coaffee and Peter Rogers

57. From practice to theory: emerging lessons from Asia for building urban climate change resilience Anna Brown, Ashvin Dayal and Cristina Rumbaitis Del Rio

58. Public-private partnerships for the development of disaster resilient communities Justine Chen, Ted HsuanYun Chen, Ilan Vertinsky, Lilia Yumagulova and Chansoo Park

59. Understanding urban vulnerability, adaptation and resilience in the context of climate change Harriet Bulkeley and Rafael Tuts

Volume IV: Assessing Vulnerability and Gauging Resilience

Introduction Michael Burayidi

Part 12: Indicators of Community Resilience

60. A place-based model for understanding community resilience Susan L.Cutter, Lindsey Barnes, Melissa Berry, Christopher Burton, Elijah Evans, Eric Tate and Jennifer Webb

61. Measuring capacities for community resilience Kathleen Sherrieb, Fran H. Norris and Sandro Galea

62. Risk and vulnerability assessment: a comprehensive approach Niru Nirupama

63. Disaster resilience indicators for benchmarking baseline conditions Susan L. Cutter, Christopher G. Burton and Christopher T. Emrich

Part 13: Vulnerability Assessment

64. Assessing multifaceted vulnerability and resilience in order to design risk-mitigation strategies Scira Menoni, Daniela Molinari, Dennis Parker, Francesco Ballio and Sue Tapsell

65. Assessing the vulnerability of social-environmental systems Hallie Eakin and Amy Lynd Luers

66. Measuring vulnerability to promote disaster-resilient societies: Conceptual frameworks and Definitions Jorn Birkmann

67. Pinning down vulnerability: From narratives to numbers Daanish Mustafa, Sara Ahmed, Eva Saroch and Heather Bell

68. "Chapter 7: Hazard identification and risk assessment" American Planning Association PAS Report Number 483/484

Part 14: Assessing Social Resilience

69. Assessing the resilience of Delhi to climate-related disaster: a comprehensive approach Sunil Prashar, Rajib Shaw and Yukiko Takeuchi

70. Social vulnerability to environmental hazards Susan L. Cutter, Bryan J. Boruff and W. Lynn Shirley

71. Assessing social resilience Philip Buckle

72. Assessing a community’s capacity to manage change: A resilience approach to social assessment Brigit Maguire and Sophie Cartwright

Part 15: Measuring Ecosystem Resilience

73. Measuring the inertia and resilience of ecosystems Walter E. Westman

74. An exploratory framework for the empirical measurement of resilience G. S. Cumming, G. Barnes, S. Perz, M. Schmink, K. E. Sieving, J. Southworth, M.Binford, R. D. Holt, C. Stickler and T. Van Holt

Part 16: Workbook for Assessing Resilience

75. Assessing resilience in social-ecological systems: Workbook for practitioners Resilience Alliance

About the Editor

Michael A. Burayidi is Irving Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning at Ball State University, Indiana. He is author of Resilient Downtowns: A New Approach to Revitalizing Small- and Medium-City Downtowns (Routledge, 2013), Downtowns: Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities (Routledge, 2001) and Urban Planning in a Multicultural Society (Praeger, 2000).

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Built Environment

Titles in the Critical Concepts in Built Environment series bring together the most significant and influential writings on key themes within topics across Architecture, Planning, Construction, Landscape and Property.  Edited and introduced by leaders in the appropriate fields, the volumes include essential readings from a wide range of sources. Each collection provides a thorough overview of the topic and debates surrounding it, creating a valuable resource for researchers, academics and students.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban