Operationalising a resilience approach to adapting an urban delta to uncertain climate changes

This paper presents a case-study on a system-oriented strategy: strengthening the resilience of the impacted system to climatic changes. A central question in this paper is: what could a resilience approach to climate change adaptation entail for an urban delta? 

The paper aims to operationalise the concept of resilience. Similar to the Vancouver study [20], we assessed trends/impacts, de?ned characteristics that make a system resilient, and used these to explore options and to specify and categorise how they can contribute to the system's resilience. These characteristics were intended to support ‘resilience-thinking’.Resilience thinking can be used to as a baseline study to determine possible ways for addressing adaptation challenges.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Research design
  • Description of the area
  • Climate change related problems for the area
  • Options for resilience
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

Specific Options Mentioned

  • Risk Approach
  • Anticipating Design
  • Resilience
  • Adaptive Management
  • Robust Decision Making
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Literature Review
  • Semi-Structured Interview
  • Workshop

Source

Arjan Wardekker, J., de Jong, A., M. Knoop, J., & P. van der Sluijs, J. (2010). Operationalising a resilience approach to adapting an urban delta to uncertain climate changes. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 77, 987-998 http://www.nusap.net/downloads/Wardekker_ea_2010_TFS.pdf 

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