Special Issue "Urban Resilience and Urban Sustainability: From Research to Practice"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016).
Interests: the dynamics of urbanization and urban areas shaping resource use, vulnerabilities, capacities and risk; and the dimensions of decision makers’ capacity to develop governance arrangements for effective mitigation and adaptation actions
Interests: the intersection of GIS and atmospheric sciences; societal risk and vulnerability to extreme weather events and climate change; urban heat and human health.
Interests: the intersection of weather, climate and health, social mobilization, and population vulnerability
The question of how to change behaviors, infrastructures, cultures, and institutions to move toward the creation of more sustainable and resilient cities has received increased attention among scholars, decision makers, and global organizations (e.g., ICLEI, Rockefeller’s 100 Resilient Cities). However, while sustainability and resilience have become core issues for different strands of scholarship and communities of practice, strategies for bridging research and practice in our efforts to affect change towards more sustainable and resilient urban centers remain elusive. This Special Issue seeks to synthesize state-of the-art knowledge on theories and practices of urban sustainability and resilience. In particular, this Special Issue invites theoretical and empirical research articles that address the following questions: what are urban resilience and urban sustainability? How do these intersect, complement or contradict each other? What does it mean to have a city that is climate-resilient and sustainable? How one would measure urban resilience and sustainability? How does interdisciplinary research connect to policy-making to affect change towards sustainability and resilience in cities? How can resilience and sustainability be achieved in specific urban sectors, such as public health, water, and infrastructure?
Dr. Patricia Romero-Lankao
Dr. Olga Wilhelmi
Dr. Mary Hayden
Manuscript Submission Information
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- urban resilience
- urban sustainability
- science-policy interface