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Soc. Sci. 2014, 3(3), 308-313;

Epilogue: The Machinery of Urban Resilience

Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EN, UK
Received: 16 May 2014 / Revised: 18 June 2014 / Accepted: 23 June 2014 / Published: 26 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Constructing Resilience, Negotiating Vulnerability)
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Cities are increasingly being recognized as sites of resilience, or as centres of life that will have to become more resilient in a world of intensifying hazard and risk. The literature on urban resilience tends to emphasize either the qualities of human cooperation and solidarity or those of the city’s intelligence capabilities—human or technological. This paper focuses, instead, on the city’s supply networks, arguing that the “machinic” qualities of mass provisioning and the flexibilities capacity of the city’s infrastructures may be key to the capacity of a city to mitigate against, or bounce back from, adversity. View Full-Text
Keywords: resilience; vulnerability; cities; infrastructures; slack; heterarchy resilience; vulnerability; cities; infrastructures; slack; heterarchy
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