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Urban resilience and sustainability: the role of a local resilience forum in England

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posted on 23.06.2015, 12:31 by Julie Fisher, Ksenia Chmutina, Lee Bosher
Whilst being a large contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, the urban environment is prone to impacts of hazards, threats and major accidents. It is crucial to plan, design, build, manage and operate urban environments in a resilient and sustainable manner. The compatibility and conflict between resilience and sustainability has received increasing attention in recent years in academic literature, however its application at local and national levels has not yet been widely attempted. The Local Resilience Forum (LRF) is an important mechanism for facilitating the complex multi-stakeholder interactions required to deliver urban resilience in England, however sustainability does not appear to be a priority. This study explores how emergency planning and the design of the built environment can further both agendas. A range of promising practices have been found that potentially could not only increase the resilience of, but that are also integral to the sustainability of, the built environment.

Funding

The authors are grateful for funding that was received for components this research from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 261652.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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Disaster Management: Enabling Resilience

Pages

91 - 107 (17)

Citation

FISHER, J., CHMUTINA, K. and BOSHER, L.S., 2015. Urban resilience and sustainability: the role of a local resilience forum in England. IN: Masys, A.J. (ed). Disaster Management: Enabling Resilience. Springer, pp. 91 - 107.

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© Springer International Publishing

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

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This book chapter is closed access.

ISBN

9783319088181

ISSN

2190-5428

Book series

Lecture Notes in Social Networks;

Language

en

Editor(s)

Masys, A.J.

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