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Resilience and Urban Disasters

Surviving Cities Edited by Kamila Borsekova, Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia and Peter Nijkamp, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Iasi, Romania
This book addresses unexpected disasters and shocks in cities and urban systems by providing quantitative and qualitative tools for impact analysis and disaster management. Including environmental catastrophes, political turbulence and economic shocks, Resilience and Urban Disasters explores a large range of tumultuous events and key case studies to thoroughly cover these core areas. In particular, the socio-economic impacts on urban systems that are subject to disasters are explored.
Extent: 288 pp
Hardback Price: $145.00 Web: $130.50
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78897 009 9
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Urban Economics
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Urban Economics
This book addresses unexpected disasters and shocks in cities and urban systems by providing quantitative and qualitative tools for impact analysis and disaster management. Including environmental catastrophes, political turbulence and economic shocks, Resilience and Urban Disasters explores a large range of tumultuous events and key case studies to thoroughly cover these core areas.

Chapters explore novel contributions on urban evolution and adjustment patterns based on studies from across the globe. Both causal mechanisms and policy responses to the high social costs of urban disasters are addressed. In particular, the book explores the socio-economic impacts on urban systems that are subject to disasters, including migration due to large earthquakes in Japan, the economic impact of terrorist attacks in Istanbul and labour market changes as a result of natural disasters in Italy.

Urban planning and urban economics scholars will greatly benefit from the multidisciplinary analyses of a variety of case studies in the book. City planners and urban administrators will also find the exploration of potential paths of resilience for cities to be an invaluable tool for future planning.
‘This book evidences an era where cities and disasters become larger and resilience becomes more difficult to manage.’
– Roger Stough, George Mason University, US
Contributors: K. Borsekova, T.İ. Çekiç, M. Dobrík, K. Fabián, R. Fabling, D. Felsenstein, R. Goncharov, A. Grimes, A.Y. Grinberger, Y. Ishikawa, M. Morisugi, K. Nakajima, P. Nijkamp, M.D. Özügül, F. Pagliacci, M. Russo, L. Rýsová, N. Sakamoto, E. Seçkin, M. Taheri Tafti, L. Timar, N. Zamyatina











Contents:

Part I Methodology and disaster impact analysis
1. Blessing in Disguise – Long-Run Benefits of Urban Disasters
Kamila Borsekova and Peter Nijkamp

2. Natural selection: Firm performance following a catastrophic earthquake
Richard Fabling, Arthur Grimes and Levente Timar

3. What Factors Determine Economic Strength in the Restoration Process from Extreme Disasters?
Masafumi Morisugi, Kazunori Nakajima and Naoki Sakamoto

4. Population Change and Economic Impacts on the Affected Region: The Case of Massive Earthquakes in Japan
Yoshifumi Ishikawa

Part II Case studies on resilience
5. An AHP Based Methodology Towards Resilient Tourism Strategies: The Istanbul Case
Ebru Seçkin 

6. Resilience of Urban Systems in the Context of Urban Transformation: Lessons from Beykoz-İstanbul
Tuba Inal Çekiç and Mehmet Doruk Özügül

7. Arctic urbanization: resilience in a condition of permanent instability. The case of Russian Arctic cities
Nadezda Zamyatina and Ruslan Goncharov

Part III Policy prevention and recovery analysis – simulations and scenario building
8. Urban Resilience and the politics of scale
Mojgan Taheri Tafti

9. Multi-hazard, exposure and vulnerability in Italian municipalities
Francesco Pagliacci and Margherita Russo

10. Urban Disasters Crisis Management Scenario Design and Crisis Management Simulation
Karol Fabián, Lucia Rýsová and Michal Dobrík

11. Emerging Urban Dynamics and Labor Market Change: An Agent-Based Simulation of Recovery from a Disaster
A. Yair Grinberger and Daniel Felsenstein

Index