SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences

Resilience and Sustainability in Relation to Natural Disasters: A Challenge for Future Cities

Editors: Gasparini, Paolo, Manfredi, Gaetano, Asprone, Domenico (Eds.)

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The number of megacities worldwide is rapidly increasing and contemporary cities are also expanding fast. As a result, cities and their inhabitants are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the effects of catastrophic natural events such as extreme weather events (recently more frequent and intense as a result of the ongoing climate changes), earthquakes, tsunamis or man-induced events such as terrorist attacks or accidents. Furthermore, due to increasing technological complexity of urban areas, along with increasing population density, cities are becoming more and more risk attractors.

The resilience of cities against catastrophic events is a major challenge of today. It requires city transformation processes to be rethought, to mitigate the effects of extreme events on the vital functions of cities and communities. Redundancy and robustness of the components of the urban fabric are essential to restore the full efficiency of the city's vital functions after an extreme event has taken place. These items were addressed by an interdisciplinary and international selection of scientists during the 6th UN-World Urban Forum that was held in Naples, Italy in September 2012.

This volume represents in six chapters the views from sociologists, economists and scientists working on natural risk and physical vulnerability on resilience and sustainability for future cities in relation to natural disasters.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Economic Resilience and Its Contribution to the Sustainability of Cities

    Rose, Adam

    Pages 1-11

  • Modeling Social Networks and Community Resilience in Chronic Disasters: Case Studies from Volcanic Areas in Ecuador and Mexico

    Tobin, Graham A. (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Planning in African Cities: The CLUVA Project

    Jørgensen, Gertrud (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • “Resilience for All” and “Collective Resilience”: Are These Planning Objectives Consistent with One Another?

    Sapountzaki, Kalliopi

    Pages 39-53

  • Linking Sustainability and Resilience of Future Cities

    Asprone, D. (et al.)

    Pages 55-65

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Softcover $54.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resilience and Sustainability in Relation to Natural Disasters: A Challenge for Future Cities
Editors
  • Paolo Gasparini
  • Gaetano Manfredi
  • Domenico Asprone
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04316-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04316-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-04315-9
Series ISSN
2191-5369
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 79
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 illustrations in colour
Topics