Transitions between risk management regimes in cities

Solecki, William, Pelling, Mark and Garschagen, Matthias, (2017). Transitions between risk management regimes in cities. Ecology and Society, 22(2), n/a-n/a

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    Author Solecki, William
    Pelling, Mark
    Garschagen, Matthias
    Title Transitions between risk management regimes in cities
    Appearing in Ecology and Society
    Volume 22
    Issue No. 2
    Publication Date 2017
    Place of Publication Wolfville
    Publisher The Resilience Alliance
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract Ongoing climate change is encouraging cities to reevaluate their risk management strategies. Urban communities increasingly are being forced to respond to climate shifts with actions that promote resistance, resilience, or even larger scale transformations. Our objective is to present a conceptual framework that facilitates examination of how the transition from one type of risk management strategy or regime to another takes place. The research framework is built around a set of assumptions regarding the process of transition between risk management regimes. The framework includes five basic conceptual elements: (1) risk management regimes, (2) development pathways, (3) activity spheres, (4) activity spaces, and (5) root, contextual, and proximate drivers. The interaction among these elements and the potential for transition between four different possible regime states including resistance, resilience, transformation, and collapse are presented. The framework facilitates and guides analysis on whether and how transition is emergent, constrained, or accelerated in specific contexts. A case study of post-Hurricane Sandy New York is used to illustrate the framework and its overall effectiveness.
    UNBIS Thesaurus RISK MANAGEMENT
    Keyword resiliency
    transfromation
    transitions
    urban coasts
    Copyright Holder Authors
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.5751/ES-09102-220238
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