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Building Urban Resilience

Resilience is the ability of a system, community, or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to, and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner. Resilience in the context of cities translates into a new paradigm for urbanization, and forms base for a new understanding how to manage hazards and urban development. In the next decades, the major driver of the increasing damages and losses from disasters will be the growth of people and assets in harm’s way, especially in urban areas. Often lacking resources, infrastructure, services and the capacity to manage the increase in population, small cities could face heavy losses of life and property due to disasters, unless proactive measures are mainstreamed into governance and planning.
Uploaded by world.bank.publications on 03/05/2013
Digital publication details: 210 pages.

Urban Food Security, Urban Resilience & Climate Change

Food security is increasingly recognised as a problem in developed countries like Australia as well as in developing countries of the global south, and as a problem facing cities and urban populations in these countries. Despite producing more food than is consumed in Australia, certain groups in particular, places are finding it increasingly difficult to access nutritious food.
Uploaded by cultivatingcommunity on 04/25/2013
Digital publication details: 170 pages.

A Workbook on Planning for Urban Resilience in the Face of Disasters

This Workbook offers a step-by-step guide for city officials in proactively planning for natural disasters and climate change impacts. It is based on learning from three cities in Vietnam - Ha Noi, Can Tho, and Dong Hoi – that developed Local Resilience Action Plans (LRAPs) containing a set of prioritized actions, related to both infrastructure as well as policy/ regulatory and socioeconomic actions. These LRAPs are based on vulnerability and risks assessments, a gaps analysis drawing on an inventory of planned investments and policy changes, and multi-stakeholder priority setting.
Uploaded by world.bank.publications on 02/02/2012
Digital publication details: 200 pages.

Tools for Building Urban Resilience

This report explores practical approaches to building urban resilience. It focuses on tools and methodologies that can facilitate the use of risk information in public infrastructure investment and urban management decisions as integral elements of reducing disaster and climate risks. Highlighting the lessons learnt in Can Tho and Jakarta, the study demonstrates that risk-based methodology focused on building urban resilience can be implemented within a range of contexts, with risk assessments as crucial tools for decision-makers.
Uploaded by world.bank.publications on 08/07/2012
Digital publication details: 72 pages.

Catalyzing Urban Climate Resilience

Applying Resilience Concepts to Planning Practice in the ACCCRN Program (2009 – 2011)
Uploaded by ashui on 01/10/2012
Digital publication details: 306 pages.

Catalyzing Urban Climate Resilience

Applying Resilience Concepts to Planning Practice in the ACCCRN Program (2009–2011) Edited by: Marcus Moench, Stephen Tyler, and Jessica Lage
Uploaded by getresilient on 02/16/2012
Digital publication details: 306 pages.

Urban vulnerability and resilience within the context ofclimate change

E. Tromeur, R. Ménard, J.-B. Bailly, and C. Soulié Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Uploaded by raphael_menard on 04/06/2013
Digital publication details: 11 pages.

Resilience of Urban Food Security

This collaborative research paper explores the resilience of urban food security in times of crisis in response to Brisbane's 2011 January floods. It uncovered some interesting information about community gardens and proposes future research direction and focus.
Uploaded by laura0413 on 05/13/2011
Digital publication details: 86 pages.


An important contribution to the definition of Resilience itself and to the development of a peculiar focus on Urban Resilience has been recently provided by studies and researches on climate change. In this field, resilience has been defined as a set of adaptive capacities of urban systems dealing with different stress factors and, in particular, with phenomena of climate change and oil resources scarcity. A resilient city is defined as a city capable of absorbing shock and/or disturbances, without suffering significant alterations in its functional organization, its structure and identity features. According to these studies, this issue of TeMA focuses on national strategies and actions implemented both in European and in different national and urban contexts, in order to increase urban resilience in face of the main factors threatening their development and, in particular, of climate change, related natural hazards and oil resources scarcity.
Uploaded by temalab on 09/10/2012
Digital publication details: 242 pages.
Tags: mobility · planning · urban

Disaster Resilience:A National Imperative

Authors: Committee on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters; Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy; The National Academies Description:No person or place is immune from disasters or disaster-related losses. Infectious disease outbreaks, acts of terrorism, social unrest, or financial disasters in addition to natural hazards can all lead to large-scale consequences for the nation and its communities. Communities
Uploaded by christinadianparmionova on 02/05/2013
Digital publication details: 261 pages.
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