The megacity resilience framework

Butsch, Carsten, Etzold, Benjamin and Sakdapolrak, Patrick (2009). The megacity resilience framework. UNU-EHS Policy Brief. UNU- EHS.

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    Author Butsch, Carsten
    Etzold, Benjamin
    Sakdapolrak, Patrick
    Title The megacity resilience framework
    Series Title UNU-EHS Policy Brief
    Volume/Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2009
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher UNU- EHS
    Language eng
    Abstract

    "The Megacity Resilience Framework” by Carsten Butsch, Benjamin Etzold and Patrick Sakdapolrak, provides policy recommendations on how to increase the resilience and sustainability of megacities where more than half of the world’s population is living today. Megacities are an extreme product of the urbanization process that is shaping the planet. Rather than merely concentrating on the negative effects - like poverty and slums - the three scientists draw attention to the new opportunities that megacities equally provide. For example, the more people are living in one space, the faster and more sustainable the exchange of goods or the access to them can be. Showing the development and complexity of modern megacities, the authors give research suggestions and define a megacity resilience framework which is the basis for their practical proposals for policy-makers.

    Keyword Megacities
    Resilience
    Sustainability
    Copyright Holder UNU-EHS
    Copyright Year 2009
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 2075-0498
    ISBN 9783939923268
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