How does resilience change over time?
Knowing how climate hazards affect people’s resilience over time is crucial in designing more effective development and humanitarian interventions. This is particularly important in post-disaster contexts, where people’s livelihood opportunities … Continue reading
Beyond neoliberalism: resilience, the new art of governing complexity
David Chandler – Resilience, as a framework informing governance, relies on an ontology of emergent complexity. This article analyses how complexity operates not only as a critique of liberal modes of … Continue reading
Future cities: renarrating human agency
The media coverage of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the city of Houston in August 2017 reveals an ‘Anthropocenic’ sensibility, which tends to deny our ability to solve pressing environmental and … Continue reading
Don’t call me resilient again!
The Habitat III Conference’s New Urban Agenda hails a “paradigm shift” for pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the new call for “safe, resilient, sustainable and inclusive cities” remains … Continue reading
Nature-based solutions for building resilience in towns and cities
Case studies from the Greater Mekong Subregion – This publication emphasizes the need to recognize rehabilitating natural systems with nature based solutions as key for building sustainability and resilience in … Continue reading
Boost resilience of small and mid-sized cities
Smaller settlements are growing faster than megacities — and they need more protection from extreme events. In our view, the central focus of Habitat III should be on small and … Continue reading
Building Resilience in Cities under Stress
This report aims to highlight diverse sources of urban fragility and approaches to urban transformation, renewal, and resilience. Five authors explore the drivers of fragility in their cities and offer … Continue reading