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Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications

Resilience by Design

Authors: Lee, Ja

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  • Rediscovery of the Horst Rittel’s framework on design thinking as an effective way to understand post-disaster decision-making process and the design context
  • Consolidates the views of emergent designers and activists
  • Adds an architectural perspective on the international dialogue on urban disaster research
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This book discusses that disasters, whether natural or man-made, are essentially a human phenomenon. When a city becomes gridlocked and its resources depleted, the collective resilience of those who remain on the ground becomes critical to its immediate survival and recovery. The author argues that in order to build resilient futures for our urban environment, we need more than the skills of architects, engineers, and planners. Support of local communities and policymakers is also needed. 

The book revisits the recent catastrophic events: the earthquakes in Port-au-Prince and Christchurch, and the hurricane in New Orleans, and places emphasis on the social, cultural, and political processes of rebuilding houses, facilities, and infrastructure that often go unnoticed. Understanding the wider context for how a built project comes to be, the author argues, is a solid indicator of its longevity than by the measure of its material characteristics alone, and gives us reasons to question the validity of our intentions as designers of the future. This book provides strategies for thinking about, assessing, and developing ways for place-makers from all disciplines to become responsible citizen designers of our cities.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Hardcover 90,47 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30639-1
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Softcover 90,47 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resilience by Design
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30641-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30641-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30639-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80857-4
Series ISSN
1613-5113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 157
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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