Urban resilience

City resilience
Conference paper

Temporary and tactical urbanism in Australia: a review of current practice, policy and practitioner perspectives

‘Temporary’ and ‘tactical’ (T/T) urbanism is a major recent global movement in urban planning and design. This paper discusses the distinctive ways T/T urbanism is defined and enacted in the Australian context, drawing upon a database of ninety projects identified in six cities, an analysis...

Climate change: the cascade effect

Climate change impacts and implications propagate as cascades across physical and human systems, compounding to form multiple impacts across sectors. Such effects arise because of the interdependencies between natural and socio-economic systems as they change and from feedback loops that occur between them. As such...
Journal article

Are some forms of resilience more sustainable than others?

Cities currently host more than half of the world population, a number which is projected to continue to rise. Urban centres also create large percentages of national gross domestic product (GDP) and are important sources of employment but also generate large proportions of national greenhouse...
Briefing paper

Resilient urban systems: lessons from community-scale infrastructure climate change adaptation

Design and planning of infrastructure in urban developments without specific attention to social and institutional arrangements may undermine community resilience. However, social and institutional enablers of resilience can be fostered by policy makers, developers, utility providers and other stakeholders.

Resilient urban systems: a socio-technical study of community scale climate change adaptation initiatives

With the increasing appearance of less- and de-centralised (water and energy) infrastructure systems as part of new residential developments, it is especially important to determine how these systems affect the resilience of Victorian communities.

Sea Lake charette: dancing under the stars

No matter how serious the climatic impacts may become, one thing became clear: “Leaving is no option”. The framework that has been developed during the charrette illustrates that a small community can decide to be prepared for the future through diversifying its functionalities, facilities and...

Supporting partnerships with local government and the community

Recent research highlights an ongoing lack of systematic and rigorous adaptation planning in Australia. The need to improve problem framing was identified, along with a requirement to better integrate local adaptation into social, urban and regional planning, and into emergency management and sustainable development efforts.
Conference paper

The untapped potential of information flows for long-term urban resilience policy

Recent decades have seen urban resilience becoming a more popular term internationally both within academic and policy circles. However, relatively little attention has been paid by the literature to the policy implications of striving towards more resilient urban systems and the challenges introduced by the...
Conference paper

Urban sustainable resilience values: driving resilience policy that endures

Countries across the globe are likely to face significant challenges in coming years that will test the resilience of their cities. However, there is often a lack of proactive evidence-based analysis of available options and their outcomes as well as indicators of success or progress...
Conference paper

Transforming cities towards an ecological worldview: applying sustainability transition theories and resilience thinking to urban planning

Cities are complex and dynamic social-ecological systems; both human and ecological systems are in mutual interaction. As a social-ecological system, a city’s form and structure can change over time. The transcendence and durability of cities is in fact due to their continuous change. Major transformations...