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Title: Urban resilience and sustainability: the role of a local resilience forum in England
Authors: Fisher, Julie
Chmutina, Ksenia
Bosher, Lee S.
Editors: Masys, A.J.
Keywords: Resilience
Built environment
Local level
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Springer International Publishing
Citation: FISHER, J., CHMUTINA, K. and BOSHER, L.S., 2015. Urban resilience and sustainability: the role of a local resilience forum in England. IN: Masys, A.J. (ed). Disaster Management: Enabling Resilience. Springer, pp. 91 - 107.
Series/Report no.: Lecture Notes in Social Networks;
Abstract: Whilst being a large contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, the urban environment is prone to impacts of hazards, threats and major accidents. It is crucial to plan, design, build, manage and operate urban environments in a resilient and sustainable manner. The compatibility and conflict between resilience and sustainability has received increasing attention in recent years in academic literature, however its application at local and national levels has not yet been widely attempted. The Local Resilience Forum (LRF) is an important mechanism for facilitating the complex multi-stakeholder interactions required to deliver urban resilience in England, however sustainability does not appear to be a priority. This study explores how emergency planning and the design of the built environment can further both agendas. A range of promising practices have been found that potentially could not only increase the resilience of, but that are also integral to the sustainability of, the built environment.
Description: This book chapter is closed access.
Sponsor: The authors are grateful for funding that was received for components this research from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 261652.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-08819-8
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17986
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08819-8
ISBN: 9783319088181
ISSN: 2190-5428
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