Monthly Archives: April 2012

Advanced surveillance…good or bad for urban resilience?

Can the use of advanced video surveillance in the city enhance or detract from urban resilience?  In the last twenty years a vast literature – both academic and policy focused – has developed around the concept of ‘militarising’ or ‘securitising’ … Continue reading

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To prepare or not to prepare…

Enhanced preparedness for disruptive challenges is at the heart of attempts to improve urban resilience. In recent years municipal and national governments have sort to increase the sophistication of contingency planning undertaken by an array of stakeholders, intended to decrease … Continue reading

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Urban Resilience and ‘the event’

What can the disruptive protest at this weekend’s University boat race tell us about resilience planning in London ahead of the 2012 Games? On Saturday 7th April a lone protester, Trenton Oldfield, disrupted the annual Oxford versus Cambridge boat race … Continue reading

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Urban Resilience and Fuel Shortages

What do fuel shortages have to do with urban resilience? Besides the longer-term implications of possible energy shortages, short-term shocks in fuel supplies have profound implications for everyday life and they way they are managed is critical. In 2000 nationwide … Continue reading

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