Resilience (urban)

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Resilience (urban)
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Resilience (urban) means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

The ability of a city as a socio-ecological-infrastructural system and its component parts to absorb and recover from shocks whilst retaining the essential same functions and identity, to adjust to stresses and learn from them to reorganise and develop, and to transform in order to adapt to social-economic and environmental changes, which involves framing resource management according to resource availability within this system over different temporal and spatial scales.

Dodman D and Diep L. (unpublished) making the case for the nexus between resilience and resource efficiency at the city level, prepared by IIED for UNEP in 2015.