Monthly Archives: May 2012

The growth of urban resilience thinking

If we look at recent gatherings in Europe it would appear that than operating at the periphery of thinking amongst planners and other built environment professionals, urban resilience is being mainstreamed in public policy. Last week (12-1 May) over 400 … Continue reading

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Lockdown security and temporary urban resilience

In recent years the risk of terrorism has seen sporting spectacles merging with dystopian images of cities under siege as resilience and security professionals attempt to deliver, for example, an Olympics or a football World Cup in maximum safety and … Continue reading

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Pre-emptive planning

Planning has always been about visioning the future but how should it seek to embed principles of urban resilience? It has long been argued that urban resilience requires a proactive planning process. Notwithstanding the fact that the majority of built-in … Continue reading

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