Resilience and Urban Disasters

Surviving Cities

New Horizons in Regional Science series

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.

‘Resilience and Urban Disasters: Surviving Cities is a resource endeavouring to contribute towards effectively addressing the need for comprehensive analysis of disaster impacts and how cities recover from disasters. The book centres on the significance of systemic perturbances in cities or urban agglomerations through presenting quantitative and qualitative tools for analysis of the urban recovery process following a shock. In this way, it also addresses the often-neglected effects from a shock rather than effects arising from gradual changes. Through its methodological and policy underpinnings, the volume contributes immensely to our understanding about how cities survive and recover from catastrophes.. . . The strength of Resilience and Urban Disasters, lies in the comprehensiveness of the methodological approaches used in individual chapters. Resilience and Urban Disasters is a valuable resource for readers interested in economic and policy-based themes of urban disasters and resilience. It ably captures methodological approaches and impact analysis of urban disasters, heavily using case studies from European and Asian countries, and another covering the global context.’
– Urban Studies

‘This book evidences an era where cities and disasters become larger and resilience becomes more difficult to manage.’
– Roger Stough, George Mason University, US

2019 288 pp Hardback 978 1 78897 009 9 £130.50 £95.00 $130.50 $145.00

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