Urban Resilience for Risk and Adaptation Governance

Theory and Practice

  • Grazia Brunetta
  • Ombretta Caldarice
  • Nicola Tollin
  • Marti Rosas-Casals
  • Jordi Morató

Part of the Resilient Cities book series (RCRUT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ombretta Caldarice, Grazia Brunetta, Nicola Tollin
    Pages 1-6
  3. From Risk Management to Urban Resilience: Towards a Theoretical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Julie-Maude Normandin, Marie-Christine Therrien, Mark Pelling, Shona Paterson
      Pages 9-25
    3. Pablo Torres-Lima, Sandra Lee Pinel, Kristen Conway-Gómez
      Pages 43-58
  4. From Risk Management to Urban Resilience: Experiences and Best Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Roberta Ingaramo, Emma Salizzoni, Angioletta Voghera
      Pages 129-146
    3. Adrián Moreno-Mata, Ricardo Villasís-Keever, Jordi Morató
      Pages 175-206
    4. Armando Aguilar-Meléndez, Lluis G. Pujades, Josep De la Puente, Alex H. Barbat, Mario G. Ordaz S., Sergio Natan González-Rocha et al.
      Pages 229-265
    5. Faiz Ahmed Chundeli, Lakshmi Visakha
      Pages 281-284

About this book


This book brings together a series of theory and practice essays on risk management and adaptation in urban contexts within a resilient and multidimensional perspective. The book proposes a transversal approach with regard to the role of spatial planning in promoting and fostering risk management as well as institutions’ challenges for governing risk, particularly in relation to new forms of multi-level governance that may include stakeholders and citizen engagement. The different contributions focus on approaches, policies, and practices able to contrast risks in urban systems generating social inclusion, equity and participation through bottom-up governance forms and co-evolution principles. Case studies focus on lessons learned, as well as the potential and means for their replication and upscaling, also through capacity building and knowledge transfer. Among many other topics, the book explores difficulties encountered in, and creative solutions found, community and local experiences and capacities, organizational processes and integrative institutional, technical approaches to risk issue in cities.


Urban Resilience Risk Governance, adaptation and vulnerability Risk Reduction Spatial planning Institutional innovation and community engagement

Editors and affiliations

  • Grazia Brunetta
    • 1
  • Ombretta Caldarice
    • 2
  • Nicola Tollin
    • 3
  • Marti Rosas-Casals
    • 4
  • Jordi Morató
    • 5
  1. 1.Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and PlanningPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and PlanningPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  3. 3.SDU Civil and Architectural EngineeringUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark
  4. 4.Sustainability Measurement and Modelling Lab (SUMMLab)Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) – Barcelona TechTerrassaSpain
  5. 5.UNESCO Chair on SustainabilityTechnical University of CatalunyaTerrassaSpain

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