GEP  Vol.6 No.4 , April 2018
Methods and Tools Supporting Urban Resilience Planning: Experiences from Cork, Ireland
ABSTRACT
To prevent flood disasters, policymakers call for resilient cities which are better able to cope with flood hazards. However, actual adoption of resilience measures in urban planning is still limited, partly because it is not sufficiently clear how and to what extent resilience should and can be enhanced. To develop resilience strategies, information on the current resilience and on the effects of measures should be available. Since cities are complex systems, an assessment of resilience requires the input of different actors. To obtain and combine this input, a comprehensive approach which brings together many actors is required. Furthermore, resilience must be integrated in planning frameworks in order to enhance adoption by city policy makers. Tools which support and structure the contribution of different disciplines and actors will help to obtain information on the current resilience and to develop a shared vision on measures to enhance urban resilience. We illustrate our view with an example on Cork, Ireland.
Cite this paper
de Bruijn, K. , van der Most, H. , Cumiskey, L. , Hounjet, M. and Mens, M. (2018) Methods and Tools Supporting Urban Resilience Planning: Experiences from Cork, Ireland. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 6, 290-309. doi: 10.4236/gep.2018.64018.
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