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Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications

Urban Resilience

A Transformative Approach

Editors: Yamagata, Yoshiki, Maruyama, Hiroshi (Eds.)

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  • Provides agent-based simulation analysis for crisis management
  • Examines risks facing complex urban systems
  • Provides strategies for mitigating urban security issues and crisis management
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This book is on urban resilience – how to design and operate cities that can withstand major threats such as natural disasters and economic downturns and how to recover from them. It is a collection of latest research results from two separate but collaborating research groups, namely, researchers in urban design and those on general resilience theory. The book systematically deals with the core aspects of urban resilience: systems, management issues and populations.

The taxonomy can be broken down into threats, systems, resilience cycles and recovery types in the context of urban resilience. It starts with a discussion of systems resilience models, focusing on the central idea that resilience is a moving average of costs (a set of trajectories in a two-player game paradigm). The second section explores management issues, including planning, operating and emergency response in cities with specific examples such as land-use planning and carbon-neutral scenarios for urban planning. The next section focuses on urban dwellers and specific people-related issues in the context of resilience. Agent-based simulation of behaviour and perception-based resilience, as well as brand crisis management are representative examples of the topics discussed. A further section examines systems like public utilities – including managing power supplies, cyber-security issues and models for pandemics. It concludes with a discussion of the future challenges and risks facing complex systems, for example in resilient power grids, making it essential reading for a wide range of researchers and policymakers.



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“The term ‘urban resilience’ describes how cities withstand shocks and recover. This topic is explored in this collection of papers, with a range of perspectives from mathematics to case studies. … There is something in this collection for almost any reader … . The editor comments that the book is intended to show ‘the depth and breadth’ of urban resilience, and the book did that for me.” (B. Hazeltine, Computing Reviews, March, 2017)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Resilience
Book Subtitle
A Transformative Approach
Editors
  • Yoshiki Yamagata
  • Hiroshi Maruyama
Series Title
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39812-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39812-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39810-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81972-3
Series ISSN
1613-5113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 319
Number of Illustrations
96 b/w illustrations
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