Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning

  • Ayda Eraydin
  • Tuna Taşan-Kok

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 106)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ayda Eraydin, Tuna Taşan-Kok
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ayda Eraydin
    Pages 17-37
  4. Tuna Taşan-Kok, Dominic Stead, Peiwen Lu
    Pages 39-51
  5. Sara Santos Cruz, João Pedro T. A. Costa, Silvia Ávila de Sousa, Paulo Pinho
    Pages 53-69
  6. Paulo Pinho, Vítor Oliveira, Ana Martins
    Pages 131-144
  7. Luís F. Dias, Sofia Morgado, João Pedro T. A. Costa
    Pages 145-159
  8. Vítor Oliveira, Ana Martins, Sara Santos Cruz
    Pages 161-177
  9. Peter Schmitt, Lisbeth Greve Harbo, Asli Tepecik Diş, Anu Henriksson
    Pages 197-209
  10. Dominic Stead, Tuna Taşan-Kok
    Pages 211-227
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 241-249

About this book


There is consensus in literature that urban areas have become increasingly vulnerable to the outcomes of economic restructuring under the neoliberal political economic ideology. The increased frequency and widening diversity of problems offer evidence that the socio-economic and spatial policies, planning and practices introduced under the neoliberal agenda can no longer be sustained. As this shortfall was becoming more evident among urban policymakers, planners, and researchers in different parts of the world, a group of discontent researchers began searching for new approaches to addressing the increasing vulnerabilities of urban systems in the wake of growing socio-economic and ecological problems. This book is the joint effort of those who have long felt that contemporary planning systems and policies are inadequate in preparing cities for the future in an increasingly neoliberalising world. It argues that “resilience thinking” can form the basis of an alternative approach to planning. Drawing upon case studies from five cities in Europe, namely Lisbon, Porto, Istanbul, Stockholm, and Rotterdam, the book makes an exploration of the resilience perspective, raising a number of theoretical debates, and suggesting a new methodological approach based on empirical evidence. This book provides insights for intellectuals exploring alternative perspectives and principles of a new planning approach.


Climate change Crisis Globalisation Governance Istanbul Land-Use planning Lisbon Planning paradigm Polycentricity Porto Rotterdam Spatial planning Stockholm Urban form Urban management Urban planning Urban settings Urban transformation Vulnerability

Editors and affiliations

  • Ayda Eraydin
    • 1
  • Tuna Taşan-Kok
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of City and Regional PlanningMiddle East Technical University (METU)AnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.OTB Research Inst. Housing,, Urban & Mobility StudiesDelft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands

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