Common Attributes for Resilient and Sustainable Cities around the World

Although, the broad definitions of resilience and sustainability are accepted universally, the implementation actions to achieve these goals in practice, are context dependent and thus, the outcome varies significantly, depending upon the location and situation. Developing countries versus developed countries, social and cultural acceptance, governance structure, and economic level, are among the issues that determine the steps a community is willing to take, towards achieving the needed levels of resilience and sustainability. The level of efforts are necessarily different. It is, therefore, necessary to develop a basic framework of measurable common attributes that are needed to make resilience and sustainability a basic criteria in all community functionality related decisions, whether they address physical infrastructure or socio-economic issues. Such a basic framework then, can be customized to suit the situation of any particular urban community, such as a city.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 49-58
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017: Policy, Finance, and Education

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  • Accession Number: 01687916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784481202
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2018 4:40PM