From engineering to evolutionary, an overarching approach in identifying the resilience of urban design to flood

Abdulkareem, MM and Elkadi, HA ORCID: 2018, 'From engineering to evolutionary, an overarching approach in identifying the resilience of urban design to flood' , International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction., 28 , pp. 176-190.

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Resilient urban design has become an essential theme for cities to withstand the rapidly escalating natural and human-induced disasters, yet cities and their infrastructure are becoming vulnerable and more threatened as the flood protection measures are still following the same line of thinking of flood control structures. There is an urgent need for new approach for resilience steaming from the urban form itself, beyond the focus on construction-based infrastructure like dams, levees and/or channelization.

This paper is presenting an introductory sense of urban form resilience building on the resilience definition of maintaining the minimum functionality of a system and how this conception can systemically corresponds with resilience perspectives. The aim is to develop a measurable sense of urban design resilience. Hence, the paper carried out theoretical investigation into two complementary domains; the urban design and resilience thinking. Finding out the urban form most essential commodity and to which one of resilience perspectives it could possibly associate to achieve resilient urban form. The paper is aiming at establishing a common ground where the two domains can possibly congregate. It also suggests possible effective future approaches using the principles of ecological and evolutionary resilience.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2212-4209
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Depositing User: Professor Hisham Elkadi
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 07:31
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 23:08

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