A Paradigm Shift towards Urban Resilience


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YALÇINER ERCOŞKUN Ö.

GREEN AND ECOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR URBAN PLANNING: CREATING SMART CITIES, pp.1-16, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4018/978-1-61350-453-6.ch001
  • Title of Journal : GREEN AND ECOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR URBAN PLANNING: CREATING SMART CITIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-16

Abstract

The global environmental situation is in decline, and cities are at the very centre of the problem. This has resulted in an urgent need for a radical and large-scale eco-technological overhaul. This chapter focuses on the paradigm shift towards sustainability and resilience, and particularly, how the new thinking of resilience can convert investments in urban infrastructure and development into resilient support systems, enabling both greater city prosperity and environmental regeneration. The objectives of this chapter are to search for new paths in the creation of resilient communities through the sustainable use of technologies; to discuss the significance of equity, economy, and traditional knowledge in resilient cities; to put forward a green approach that encompasses both mitigation and adaptation; and to explore potential and practical ways of creating urban resilience. A detailed review of existing definitions and policies related to urban resilience, as well as the role of eco-technologies and city planners in this process, is also presented. The chapter concludes by suggesting a set of urban design strategies and a list of key stakeholders as critical ingredients in the move towards urban resilience.