Planning for uncertainty: disasters, social resilience and climate change

Cottrell, Alison, King, David, and Dale, Allan (2011) Planning for uncertainty: disasters, social resilience and climate change. In: Proceedings of the 3rd World Planning Schools Congress, pp. 1-27. From: WPSC 2011 3rd World Planning Schools Congress, 4-8 July 2011, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Abstract

Predictions of climate change suggest a future in which less climatic predictability and more disasters will impact upon an increasing and more vulnerable population (ISDR 2008, Barratt et al. 2009, Handmer et al. 1999, Prabhakar et al. 2009). The uncertainty of what may happen at a given location has resulted in prolific discussions about the notion of community resilience. This paper briefly reviews definitions of the concept of resilience in relation to disasters and climate change, the consequent difficulties concerning the development of appropriate indicators and the implications for current planning practices when developing adaptive capacity and resilience.

Item ID: 18771
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-74052-237-3
Keywords: resilience, indicators, planning, disasters, climate change
Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 04:37
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940117 Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services @ 100%
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