The megacity resilience framework
Sub-type Policy brief Author Butsch, Carsten
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.
Copyright Holder UNU-EHS Copyright Year 2009 Copyright type All rights reserved ISSN 2075-0498 ISBN 9783939923268
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