Urban Resilience

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Abstract

Resilience is a booming concept. It has been used in a variety of disciplines and has now also been adopted by planners and urban scholars to analyze how cities cope with vulnerabilities and threats. Engineering resilience and ecological resilience are discussed as early approaches to resilience. Current views on urban resilience emphasize the nonlinear, complex, and unpredictable character of urban systems and pay attention to the normative and political aspects involved in dealing with urban resilience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory
EditorsBryan S. Turner
Place of PublicationHoboken
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781118430866
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Hommels, A. M. (2017). Urban Resilience. In B. S. Turner (Ed.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118430873.est0551