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Resilient City

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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved. This article provides a review of the idea of the resilient city, which has become influential in recent years. The concepts of resilience and urban resilience are defined in the introductory section. The article then proceeds to outline the influential ecological conception of resilience and its application to cities, before highlighting some recent criticisms of this approach. The remainder of the article discusses developments in three main areas of research: adaptation to climate change and natural disasters, urban governance and institutions, and urban economic resilience. Finally, a brief summary highlights the main points of the article.

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Author(s): MacKinnon D

Editor(s): James D. Wright

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition

Year: 2015

Pages: 561-567

Online publication date: 12/03/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Elsevier

Place Published: Oxford


DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.74046-3

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780080970875