Resilience-Oriented Urban Planning

Theoretical and Empirical Insights

  • Yoshiki Yamagata
  • Ayyoob Sharifi

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Integrating Resilience Thinking into Urban Planning

  3. Case Studies

  4. Urban Form and Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Ayyoob Sharifi, Yoshiki Yamagata
      Pages 167-179
    3. Marta Olazabal, Lorenzo Chelleri, Ayyoob Sharifi
      Pages 195-211

About this book


This book explores key theoretical and empirical issues related to the development and implementation of planning strategies that can provide guidance on the transition to climate-compatible and low-carbon urban development. It especially focuses on integrating resilience thinking into the urban planning process, and explains how such an integration can contribute to reflecting the dynamic properties of cities and coping with the uncertainties inherent in future climate change projections.

Some of the main questions addressed are: What are the innovative methods and processes needed to incorporate resilience thinking into urban planning? What are the characteristics of a resilient urban form and what are the challenges associated with integrating them into urban development? Also, how can the resilience of cities be measured and what are the main constituents of an urban resilience assessment framework? In addition to addressing these crucial questions, the book features several case studies from around the world, investigating methodologies, challenges, and opportunities for mainstreaming climate resilience in the theory and practice of urban planning.

 Featuring contributions by prominent researchers from around the world, the book offers a valuable resource for students, academics and practitioners alike.


Resilience Climate Change Mitigation Sustainable Urban Planning Resilience Assessment Planning Support Tools Climate-compatible cities

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshiki Yamagata
    • 1
  • Ayyoob Sharifi
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Global Environmental ResearchNational Institute for Environmental StudiesTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Center for Global Environmental ResearchNational Institute for Environmental StudiesTsukubaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75797-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75798-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1292
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