This book addresses unexpected disasters and shocks in cities and urban systems by providing quantitative and qualitative tools for impact analysis and disaster management. Including environmental catastrophes, political turbulence and economic shocks, Resilience and Urban Disasters explores a large range of tumultuous events and key case studies to thoroughly cover these core areas.
Chapters explore novel contributions on urban evolution and adjustment patterns based on studies from across the globe. Both causal mechanisms and policy responses to the high social costs of urban disasters are addressed. In particular, the book explores the socio-economic impacts on urban systems that are subject to disasters, including migration due to large earthquakes in Japan, the economic impact of terrorist attacks in Istanbul and labour market changes as a result of natural disasters in Italy.
Urban planning and urban economics scholars will greatly benefit from the multidisciplinary analyses of a variety of case studies in the book. City planners and urban administrators will also find the exploration of potential paths of resilience for cities to be an invaluable tool for future planning.
'This book evidences an era where cities and disasters become larger and resilience becomes more difficult to manage.'
– Roger Stough, George Mason University, US
Contributors: K. Borsekova, T.İ. Çekiç, M. Dobrík, K. Fabián, R. Fabling, D. Felsenstein, R. Goncharov, A. Grimes, A.Y. Grinberger, Y. Ishikawa, M. Morisugi, K. Nakajima, P. Nijkamp, M.D. Özügül, F. Pagliacci, M. Russo, L. Rýsová, N. Sakamoto, E. Seçkin, M. Taheri Tafti, L. Timar, N. Zamyatina.
Edited by Kamila Borsekova, Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia and Peter Nijkamp, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Iasi, Romania.