Resilient Cities 2

Resilient Cities 2

Resilient Cities 20114 was cultivated on the basis of such a success. ... The 2-day Mayors Adaptation Forum saw over 30 city leaders sharing experiences, knowledge and challenges among others with Andrew Steer, World Bank; ...

Author: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400742239

Category: Science

Page: 438

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Assembling papers originally presented at the Resilient Cities 2011 Congress in Bonn, Germany (June 2011), the second global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, this volume is the second in a series resulting from this annual event. These cutting-edge papers represent the latest research on the topic and reflect the intensification of the debate on the meaning of and interaction between climate adaptation, risk reduction and broader resilience. Thus, contributors offer more material related to resilience, such as water, energy and food security; green infrastructure; the role of renewables and ecosystem services; vulnerable communities and urban poor; and responsive financing for adaptation and multi-level governance. Overall, the book brings a number of different perspectives to bear on the most pressing issues and controversies surrounding climate change adaptation in cities. These papers will prove invaluable to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of urban resilience and contributing to tackling climate change at the local level.
Categories: Science

Resilient Cities

Resilient Cities

Resilient cities reduce vulnerability to extreme events and respond creatively to economic, social and environmental change in order to increase their long-term sustainability. Resilient city 2 Gopalon H.N.B., UNEP Division of Policy ...

Author: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400707856

Category: Science

Page: 576

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Even with significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, a certain degree of climate change will inevitably occur. Adapting to climate change, then, will become a necessary step in reducing the vulnerability of many regions across the globe. This is especially true for urban areas where climate change has been shown to have particularly destabilizing effects. Through the identification and analysis of the most relevant impacts facing urban areas, this book makes clear the need to incorporate climate change concerns into the mainstream of local planning, governance and policy making practices. Adaptation as a workable concept within urban areas cannot be treated in isolation from the many pre-existing challenges facing cities. By offering numerous examples of ongoing adaptation programs and strategies across a wide range of contexts, the authors show the growing potential of cities in the fight against climate change. This book has its origins in a collection of papers originally presented at the Resilient Cities 2010 Congress in Bonn, Germany (May 2010), the first global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, convened by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. In this volume, the first in a new series dedicated to this annual event, a range of contributors bring their perspectives to bear on the most pressing issues and controversies surrounding adaptation to climate change within cities. These writings will prove invaluable to anyone interested in understanding and confronting climate change at the local level.
Categories: Science

Smart and Sustainable Technology for Resilient Cities and Communities

Smart and Sustainable Technology for Resilient Cities and Communities

Possible values 0—no measures 1—recommend closing 2—require closing (only some levels or categories, e.g., just high school) 3—require closing all levels 0—no measures 1—recommend closing (or work from home) 2—require closing (some ...

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Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811691010

Category: City planning

Page: 324

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This book is a collection of extended versions of papers presented at the KES Covid-19 Challenge international summit. The book focusses on technological, economic, and social developments to combat the effects of global and local disasters as well as the ways in which the recovery from Covid can be used to build more resilient and sustainable communities, industry, and improve the environment. It also discusses the global challenges of human-influenced climate change. There are chapters on making cities and communities more resilient through energy self-sufficiency, food production, resilient housing and buildings, human health and intelligent systems e.g. for forecasting and prediction.
Categories: City planning

The Resilient City in World War II

The Resilient City in World War II

Urban Environmental Histories Simo Laakkonen, J. R. McNeill, Richard P. Tucker, Timo Vuorisalo. 13. 14. 15. ... Ibid., 2; Stephan Barthel, Sverkel Sörlin, and John Ljungqvist, “Innovative memory and resilient cities: echoes from ancient ...

Author: Simo Laakkonen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030174392

Category: History

Page: 317

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The fate of towns and cities stands at the center of the environmental history of World War II. Broad swaths of cityscapes were destroyed by the bombing of targets such as transport hubs, electrical grids, and industrial districts, and across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, urban environments were transformed by the massive mobilization of human and natural resources to support the conflict. But at the same time, the war saw remarkable resilience among the human and non-human residents of cities. Foregrounding the concept of urban resilience, this collection uncovers the creative survival strategies that city-dwellers of all kinds turned to in the midst of environmental devastation. As the first major study at the intersection of environmental, urban, and military history, The Resilient City in World War II lays the groundwork for an improved understanding of rapid change in urban environments, and how societies may adapt.
Categories: History

Building Resilient Cities in China The Nexus between Planning and Science

Building Resilient Cities in China  The Nexus between Planning and Science

The Strategies of Open Space Planning Under the Goal of Building Resilient City Hu Yuwei and Huang Jianyun 1 Introduction In the Worldwide, urban population is currently increasing by 2%. In 2008, half of the world population lives in ...

Author: Xueming Chen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319141459

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

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This book discusses a range of planning and management issues related to building urban resiliency. It covers such topics as urban, environmental, and transportation planning, historical preservation, emergency relief and management, geographic information systems (GIS) and other technological applications. The book includes case studies of several cities and districts in China, including Shanghai, and a number of cities in the United States of America. Urban resiliency in the face of uncertainty is a priority for planning and governance in communities worldwide. In China, which has suffered many of the world’s most devastating floods, earthquakes, and typhoons, preparing for the threat of disaster has long been an important planning objective. Recent calamities, such as the 2008 Winter Storms, the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, and the 2012 Beijing Floods have only made planning for resiliency more urgent. As planners work to prepare for such events, interdisciplinary collaboration becomes increasingly important. Planners need the tools and insights offered by other fields, including both the natural and social sciences. At the same time, these interdisciplinary relationships help shape the identity of urban-rural planning in its new role as one of China’s primary academic disciplines. Thus, the nexus between planning and science is critically important in building resilient cities in China, and the Chinese planning experience can serve as an example to and benefit countries around the world.
Categories: Social Science

Resilient Cities Second Edition

Resilient Cities  Second Edition

In particular the rapid growth is in rooftop solar power, which is creating a whole new distributed energy system in our cities with multiple benefits for sustainable and resilient cities.2 With non-hydro renewables as ...

Author: Peter Newman

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610916851

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

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Drawing from research and examples about resilient cities, this book looks at new initiatives and innovations cities can implement.
Categories: Architecture

Climate Resilient Cities

Climate Resilient Cities

Disaster preparedness, 50, 52 Disaster risk management developing a resilient city, 4–7 imperatives of action, 2–4 integrating with development policies, 1–2 mainstreaming policy, 7–9 mitigation, 19–23 objectives, 1–2 practice for local ...

Author: Neeraj Prasad

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821377752

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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'Climate Resilient Cities: A Primer on Reducing Vulnerabilities to Disasters' provides city administrators with exactly what they need to know about the complex and compelling challenges of climate change. The book helps local governments create training, capacity building, and capital investment programs for building sustainable, resilient communities. A step-by-step self-assessment challenges policymakers to think about the resources needed to combat natural disasters through an innovative hot spot risk and vulnerability identifi cation tool. This primer is unique from other resources in its treatment of climate change using a dual-track approach that integrates both mitigation (lowering contributions to greenhouse gases) and adaptation (preparing for impacts of climate change) with disaster risk management. The book is relevant both to cities that are just beginning to think about climate change as well as those that already have well established policies, institutions, and strategies in place. By providing a range of city-level examples of sound practices around the world, the book demonstrates that there are many practical actions that cities can take to build resilience to climate change and natural disasters.
Categories: Social Science

Resilient Policies in Asian Cities

Resilient Policies in Asian Cities

Moench M, Tyler S, Lage J (eds) (2011) Catalysing urban climate resilience – applying resilience concepts to planning ... Springer, Dordrecht Otto-Zimmermann K (ed) (2012) Resilient cities 2: cities and adaptation to climate change: ...

Author: Mitsuru Tanaka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811386008

Category: Science

Page: 253

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This book presents a comprehensive framework and indicators that can be used to assess a city’s degree of resilience. Based on surveys using bottom-up assessment tools, it proposes the concept, framework and indicators of a resilient policy model (including some participatory approaches). It also presents case studies of this and similar tools applied to Japanese and Asian cities, the highlights including information not previously available in English. Today, the term “resilience” is prevalent in the context of sustainable societies. The IPCC AR5 published in 2014 again stressed the impact of climate change on natural disasters, while in March 2015 at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the United Nations International Strategy of Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) published the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Action 2015-2030 , which serves as a guideline for local governments. Offering transdisciplinary perspectives from fields such as policy science, urban planning, environmental science, social psychology, management development and geography, this book discusses the lessons learned from Asian case studies, explaining the challenges and the effectiveness of the tools, and offering transdisciplinary insights for policymakers.
Categories: Science

Disaster Resilient Cities

Disaster Resilient Cities

The excessive population concentration in Ulaanbaatar has brought various urban problems such as air pollution and traffic congestion. ... 52 Disaster Resilient Cities 2.5.2 Ger Districts and the Redevelopment of Ulaanbaatar.

Author: Yoshitsugu Hayashi

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780128103944

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 206

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Disaster Resilient Cities: Concepts and Practical Examples discusses natural disasters, their complexity, and the exploration of different ways of thinking regarding the resilience of structures. The book provides a blueprint for structural designers to better prepare structures for all types of natural hazards during the design stage. Brief and readable, this book analyzes various examples of disaster damage from earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods, together with their causal mechanisms. Practical methods to plan and design structures based on their regions, cities, as well as the particular countermeasures are also included for study. Proposes new methods and policies for enhancing structural resilience for key urban infrastructure Includes examples of disaster damage as a result of earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and their structural countermeasures Presents case studies that cover specific mega disasters, such as the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, Super Typhoon Hyan, and Bangkok flood
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Resilient City

Resilient City

Holmes, D. (2013): Urban Current[s] – Medellin Colombia – Land+Civilization Compositions, Taller 301 & openfabric. ... M. (2015): Colombia's Strategy-English.pdf ARC3.2-PDF-Chapter-6-Equity- and-Environmental-Justice- infrastructure ...

Author: Elke Mertens

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783035622652

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Climate change is one of the major challenges facing cities in the future. Landscape architecture is particularly in demand here because it offers solutions that are characterized by complexity and interdisciplinarity and contribute to the quality of everyday life. These range from green roofs and facades to urban gardening and the landscaping of large-scale protection works. This volume presents measures and plans of eleven major cities in North and South America, from Vancouver to Rio de Janeiro, to protect their inhabitants and their habitats against future storms, floods, landslides or long periods of heat and drought. Outstanding projects in the featured cities are analyzed in their geographic and climatic context. The author also addresses the social and cultural dimensions of resilience.
Categories: Architecture