Transformation towards risk-sensitive urban development : a systematic review of the issues and challenges

Roslan, AFB, Fernando, TP ORCID:, Biscaya, S ORCID: and Sulaiman, N 2021, 'Transformation towards risk-sensitive urban development : a systematic review of the issues and challenges' , Sustainability, 13 (19) , p. 10631.

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Risk-sensitive urban development is an innovative planning approach that can transform the way cities are built to face uncertainties that arise from climate-induced disaster risks. However, the potential to initiate such a transformative approach has not materialised due to many underlying issues that need to be understood properly. Therefore, this study conducted a systematic review to gather empirical evidence on the issues and challenges in implementing risk-sensitive urban development. The study identified forty-six issues and challenges under seven key themes that need addressing to facilitate the desirable transition: trade-offs, governance, fragmentation and silos, capacity, design and development, data, and funding. The issues and challenges that exist under trade-offs for negotiating solutions for risk-sensitive urban development and governance of multiple stakeholders were identified as the top two areas that need attention in facilitating the desirable transition. This study also revealed that important information such as scientific information, hazard and risk information, temporal and spatial information, and critical local details are not being produced and shared between stakeholders in decision-making. A profound participatory process that involves all the stakeholders in the decision-making process was identified as the pathway to ensure equitable outcomes in risk-sensitive urban development.

Item Type: Article
Contributors: Dahiya, B (Editor) and Parkinson, J (Editor)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Sustainability
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2071-1050
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Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 06:43
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 17:23

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