Towards sustainable cities: extending resilience with insights from vulnerability and transition theory

SOURCE: Ecological resilience: response to climate change and natural disasters
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Seeliger, I.Turok
SOURCE EDITOR(S): K.Etingoff
KEYWORDS: CITIES, DEVELOPMENT, URBAN RENEWAL AND DEVELOPMENT (URD)
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9215

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Abstract

This paper discusses some of the basic requirements for cities in different circumstances to respond effectively to both sudden and slower-moving disturbances. It draws on the framework of resilience, vulnerability and transition to identity some of the inherent attributes that cities require for sustained growth and development.