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From the politics of urgency to the governance of preparedness: a research agenda on urban vulnerability

Medd, W and Marvin, S 2005, 'From the politics of urgency to the governance of preparedness: a research agenda on urban vulnerability' , Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 13 (2) , pp. 44-49.

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Abstract

To date, little social science understanding has been developed about what it would mean to strategically build resilience in the context of such rich interdependencies between social, technical and natural worlds. We argue that shifts in strategies to deal with urban crises marks a turn from the politics of urgency, characteristic of crisis management, towards a governance of preparedness, characterised by strategies to build urban resilience. Social science needs to develop research agendas that critically engage with different understandings of resilience and the challenges of building resilience across different scales of urban governance.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09660879
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2007 14:10
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/530

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