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Making Cities Resilient: from awareness to implementation

Molin Valdés, Helena, Molin Valdés, Helena, Amaratunga, Dilanthi and Haigh, Richard (2013) Making Cities Resilient: from awareness to implementation. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 4 (1). pp. 5-8. ISSN 1759-5908

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The concept of resilience is now widely adopted across academic and policy debates as a way of reducing society's vulnerability to threats posed by natural and human induced hazards. The “resilient city” is a comparatively new term, but is now increasingly used in disaster related literature and policy documents. However, its theoretical base is less well developed. The “resilient city” can be defined in different ways. One such definition is that it is “a sustainable network of physical systems (constructed and natural environmental components) and human communities” (Godschalk, 2003). It can be further elaborated by identifying physical systems as built roads, buildings, infrastructure, communications, and energy facilities as well as waterways, soils, topography, geology, and other natural systems.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 15:13
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:48


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