Urban Resilience Thinking for Municipalities

Harrison, Philip
Bobbins, Kerry
Culwick, Christina
Humby, Tracy-Lynn
La Mantia, Costanza
Todes, Alison
Weakley, Dylan
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University of the Witwatersrand, Gauteng City Region Observatory.
Urban resilience is the 'new kid on the block'. Over the past few years the concept has rapidly gained a central place in spatial and urban planning policy in South Africa........(This article)... is not designed as a 'manual' or 'tool box', but rather as a tool to promote urban resilience thinking.
The three-year funded programme at the University of the Wiwatersrand (Wits) was titled 'Urban Resilience Assessment for Sustainable Urban Development" and was developed with the specific intention of giving support to local government in South Africa. This was done with the recognition that municipalities have a potentially vital role in proactively managing processes of change.
Urban Resilience; Urban Form; Urban Fabric; Urban Infrastructure; Urban Governance
Harrison, Philip; et al. 2014. Urban Resilience Thinking for Municipalities. University of the Witwatersrand, Gauteng City Region Observatory.