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New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives

Building Resilient Regions

Editors: Asahi, Chisato (Ed.)

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  • Defines resilience in terms of regional assets in a broad sense and in relation to the concepts of sustainability and vulnerability
  • Pursues an interdisciplinary approach combining economics, public administration, risk and disaster management, development studies, and landscape architecture
  • Provides up-to-date case studies as well as a framework of policy design and evaluation methodology for practical policymaking to build resiliency
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This book focuses on building regional resilience by comprehensively improving regional assets. Regional vulnerability depends on the availability of regional assets for the population, as well as the population’s ability to access those assets. Such assets include the environment, population size, community, and human capital, as well as traditional physical infrastructure. Identifying and improving these regional assets, which provide resource flows to help cope with regional disruptions—natural disasters, economic crises, or demographic changes— serves to mitigate vulnerability and build resiliency.

The book pursues an interdisciplinary approach to investigating regional resilience, bringing together welfare and environmental economics, public administration, risk and disaster management, policy studies, development studies, and landscape architecture. Up-to-date case studies are provided, including recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake in Japan, regional development for depopulation areas, and urban policy for smart cities. These studies reflect and share the latest findings on key issues, policymaking and implementation processes, and implications for evaluation methodologies—all of which are indispensable to the building of resilient regions. 

This book is highly recommended for researchers and practitioners seeking a fresh, interdisciplinary approach to regional and urban development. It provides a valuable reference guide to building resiliency and mitigating vulnerability, both of which are imperative to achieving sustainable regions.

About the authors

Chisato Asahi,  Division of Urban Policy, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Sustainability and Vulnerability: Well-Being in the Geo-, Eco- and Socio-environment

    Pages 3-16

    Hagihara, Kiyoko (et al.)

  • Building Resilience for Vulnerability

    Pages 17-34

    Kimura, Fumiko

  • Sustainable Activities for Rural Development

    Pages 37-52

    Yokoyama, Shingo

  • Small Activities to Transmit Environmental and Cultural Resources: The Case of the Takasegawa River in Kyoto

    Pages 53-67

    Horie, Noriko

  • Management of Depopulated Areas Viewed as Concept of GES Environment: The Case of Kumogahata in Kyoto

    Pages 69-86

    Ida, Yoshinori (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7619-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7618-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Resilient Regions
Editors
  • Chisato Asahi
Series Title
New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7619-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7619-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7618-4
Series ISSN
2199-5974
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 275
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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