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|Title: ||Understanding the relationship between resilience and sustainability: emergency planning and the design of urban space|
|Authors: ||Fisher, Julie|
Harre-Young, Steven N.
Bosher, Lee S.
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|Publisher: ||Competence Center of Urban and Regional Planning (CORP)|
|Citation: ||FISHER, J., HARRE-YOUNG, S.N. and BOSHER, L.S., 2012. Understanding the relationship between resilience and sustainability: emergency planning and the design of urban space. IN: Schrenk, M., Popovich, V.V. and Zeile, P. (eds.). Re-mixing the City- Towards Sustainability and Resilience? Proceedings of REAL CORP 2012, 14th-16th May 2012, Schwechat, Austria, pp. 965-973.|
|Abstract: ||The compatibility of, and conflict between, resilience and sustainability has received increasing attention in
recent years, most notably in relation to the design, construction and operation of urban spaces. Considering
that urban spaces can be fixed in time scales that range from several years to several decades and beyond, as
well as the heightened influence of fiscal concerns at present and in the future, there is a need to understand
and consider such interconnectivities at the earliest possible opportunity. Drawing upon ongoing research
into the design of safer urban spaces, the relationship between resilience and sustainability was analysed
through the exploration of whether emergency planning and the design of space could further both agendas.
A state of the art literature review was conducted, as were eleven interviews with key stakeholders in the
fields of emergency planning and resilience in the United Kingdom (UK).
Analysis of the above provided results indicating that a range of promising practice has been occuring in the
UK, practice that not only increases the resilience of urban spaces to a range of hazards, threats and major
accidents, but that is integral to the sustainability of the built environment itself. However, also apparent is
the impact of the current fiscal situation, including the Government‟s extensive public sector spending cuts
that are threatening the progress that has been made in relation to resilience and emergency planning;
impacts which emphasise the need to identify long-term incentives and cost-effective solutions to the
protection of the built environment. Conclusions drawn purport that whilst resilience is integral to
sustainability and not merely compatible or conducive to it, a framework is required to further understand the
integrated nature of urban space and how its users are made safer, built assets can be made less vulnerable to
damage, and its natural environments are more protected.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.corp.at/|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (WEDC)|
Conference Papers (Civil and Building Engineering)
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