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This edited book investigates the interrelations of disaster impacts, resilience and security in an urban context. Urban as a term captures megacities, cities, and generally, human settlements, that are characterised by concentration of quantifiable and non-quantifiable subjects, objects and value attributions to them. The scope is to narrow down resilience from an all-encompassing concept to applied ways of scientifically attempting to ‚measure’ this type of disaster related resilience. 28 chapters in this book reflect opportunities and doubts of the disaster risk science community regarding this ‚measurability’. Therefore, examples utilising both quantitative and qualitative approaches are juxtaposed. This book concentrates on features that are distinct characteristics of resilience, how they can be measured and in what sense they are different to vulnerability and risk parameters. Case studies in 11 countries either use a hypothetical pre-event estimation of resilience or are addressing a ‘revealed resilience’ evident and documented after an event. Such information can be helpful to identify benchmarks or margins of impact magnitudes and related recovery times, volumes and qualities of affected populations and infrastructure.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 1. Introduction to ‘Urban Disaster Resilience and Security—Addressing Risks in Societies’

Alexander Fekete, Frank Fiedrich

Planning Urban Resilience

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 2. Nepal and the “Urban Resilience Utopia”

Johannes Anhorn

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 3. Exploring the Role of Planning in Urban Resilience Enhancement—An Irish Perspective

Aoife Doyle, William Hynes, Stephen M. Purcell, Maria Rochford

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 4. Toward Climate Resilience in the USA: From Federal to Local Level Initiatives and Practices Since the 2000s

Ebru A. Gencer, Wesley Rhodes

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 5. Enhancing Resilience Towards Summer Storms from a Spatial Planning Perspective—Lessons Learned from Summer Storm Ela

Hanna Christine Schmitt, Stefan Greiving

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 6. Measuring Urban Resilience to Natural Disasters for Iranian Cities: Challenges and Key Concepts

Solmaz Hosseinioon

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 7. Resilience History and Focus in the USA

Ronald Fisher, Michael Norman, James Peerenboom

Organizing Professionals and the People

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 8. Integrating Volunteers in Emergency Response: A Strategy for Increased Resilience Within German Civil Security Research

Jens Hälterlein, Linda Madsen, Agnetha Schuchardt, Roman Peperhove, Lars Gerhold

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 9. Contributions of Flood Insurance to Enhance Resilience–Findings from Germany

Annegret H. Thieken

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 10. Collaborative Emergency Supply Chains for Essential Goods and Services

Marcus Wiens, Frank Schätter, Christopher W. Zobel, Frank Schultmann

Urban Resilience Assessment: Methods and Challenges

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 11. Competence as Enabler of Urban Critical Infrastructure Resilience Assessment

Florian Brauner, Marie Claßen, Frank Fiedrich

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 12. Resilient Disaster Recovery: The Role of Health Impact Assessment

James K. Mitchell

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 13. DS3 Model Testing: Assessing Critical Infrastructure Network Flood Resilience at the Neighbourhood Scale

Damien Serre

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 14. Enhancing Flood Resilience Through Collaborative Modelling and Multi-criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA)

Mariele Evers, Adrian Almoradie, Mariana Madruga de Brito

Urban Critical Infrastructure and Security

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Chapter 15. An Approach for Quantifying the Multidimensional Nature of Disaster Resilience in the Context of Municipal Service Provision

Christopher W. Zobel, Milad Baghersad, Yang Zhang

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Chapter 16. A Future-Oriented Agent-Based Simulation to Improve Urban Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Thomas Münzberg, Tim Müller, Wolfgang Raskob

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Chapter 17. An Indicator-Based Approach to Assessing Resilience of Smart Critical Infrastructures

A. Jovanović, K. Øien, A. Choudhary

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Chapter 18. Certified Video Surveillance Systems for More Resilient Urban Societies

Simone Wurster, Irene Kamara, Thordis Sveinsdottir, Erik Krempel

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 19. Situational Resilience—A Network-Perspective on Resilience to Crime

Herbert Schubert, Tim Lukas

Resilience Trends, Paradigms and Reflections

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Chapter 20. Urban Riskscapes—Social and Spatial Dimensions of Risk in Urban Infrastructure Settings

Florian Neisser, Detlef Müller-Mahn

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 21. Researching Milieu-Specific Perceptions of Risk, (in)Security, and Vulnerability—A Conceptual Approach for Understanding the Inequality and Segregation Nexus in Urban Spaces

Kristina Seidelsohn, Martin Voss, Daniela Krüger

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 22. Resilience and Thriving in Spite of Disasters: A Stages of Change Approach

Norbert Mundorf, Colleen A. Redding, James O. Prochaska, Andrea L. Paiva, Pamela Rubinoff

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Chapter 23. Foresight in Sight: How to Improve Urban Resilience with Collaboration Among Public Authorities?

Riitta Molarius, Nina Wessberg, Jaana Keränen, Mervi Murtonen

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Chapter 24. How to Demarcate Resilience? A Reflection on Reviews in Disaster Resilience Research

Maike Vollmer, Gerald Walther

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 25. Challenges in Establishing Cross-Border Resilience

Anouck Adrot, Frank Fiedrich, Andreas Lotter, Thomas Münzberg, Eric Rigaud, Marcus Wiens, Wolfgang Raskob, Frank Schultmann

Perspectives from the Science-Policy Nexus

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 26. Resilience—A Useful Approach for Climate Adaptation?

Thomas Abeling, Achim Daschkeit, Petra Mahrenholz, Inke Schauser

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 27. Urban Resilience and Crisis Management: Perspectives from France and Germany

Juergen Weichselgartner, Bernard Guézo, Irmtraud Beerlage, Christian Després, Alexander Fekete, Gabriele Hufschmidt, Orsola Lussignoli, Stefanie Mey-Richters, Jens Naumann, Ina Wienand

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 28. Considerations About Urban Disaster Resilience and Security—Two Concepts in Tandem?

Alexander Fekete, Janos J. Bogardi

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 29. Synthesis

Alexander Fekete, Frank Fiedrich
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