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The Resilient City
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Lawrence J. Vale, Thomas J. Campanella
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-20 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In 1871, the city of Chicago was almost entirely destroyed by what became known as The Great Fire. Thirty-five years later, San Francisco lay in smoldering ruins after the catastrophic earthquake of 1906. Or consider the case of the Jerusalem, the greatest site of physical destruction and renewal in history,
Resilience and Sustainability in Relation to Natural Disasters: A Challenge for Future Cities
Language: en
Pages: 79
Authors: Paolo Gasparini, Gaetano Manfredi, Domenico Asprone
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-21 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The number of megacities worldwide is rapidly increasing and contemporary cities are also expanding fast. As a result, cities and their inhabitants are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the effects of catastrophic natural events such as extreme weather events (recently more frequent and intense as a result of the ongoing climate
The Resilient City
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Lawrence J. Vale, Thomas J. Campanella
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Revealing how traumatized city-dwellers consistently develop narratives of resilience and how the pragmatic process of urban recovery is always fueled by highly symbolic actions, The resilient city offers an informative tribute to the persistence of the city, and indeed of the human spirit. --book cover.
The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning
Language: en
Pages: 888
Authors: Randall Crane
Categories: City planning
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-29 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning is an authoritative volume on planning, a long-established professional social science discipline in the U.S. and throughout the world. Edited by Rachel Weber and Randall Crane, professors at two leading planning institutes in the United States, this handbook collects together over 45 noted field
Cities and Nature
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Lisa Benton-Short, John Rennie Short
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-04 - Publisher: Routledge

Cities and Nature illustrates how the city is part of the environment, and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. The city has been treated in geographical writings as only a social phenomena, and at the same time, environmental scientists have tended to ignore the urban. This book