Open access book describing tools for engaging communities in resilience strategies
Based on practical experience from participatory positive futures visioning in nine Latin American and US cities
For students and professionals of different sectors including sustainability, engineering, ecology and urban planning
Part of the book series: The Urban Book Series (UBS)
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
About this book
Although planning processes consider visions for the future, the editors highlight a more ambitious long-term positive visioning approach that accounts for unpredictability, system dynamics and equity in decision-making.
This volume brings the science of urban transformation together with practices of professionals who govern and manage our social, ecological and technological systems to design processes by which cities may achieve resilient urban futures in the face of climate change.
- Urban Resilience
- Urban Futures
- Sustainability Science
- Urban Transformation
- Future Scenarios
- Climate Change
- Open Access Urban Book
- urban geography and urbanism
- climate change impacts
Editors and Affiliations
Urban and Regional Planning, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
Zoé A. Hamstead
Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
David M. Iwaniec
Urban Systems Lab, New School, New York, USA
School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Department of Environmental Science, Barnard College, New York, USA
Elizabeth M. Cook
International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Rio Piedras, USA
Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson
About the editors
David M. Iwaniec is an Assistant Professor of Urban Sustainability at the Urban Studies Institute, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. He is a sustainability scientist researching anticipatory and systems approaches to advance urban sustainability, resilience, and justice. His work focuses on the co-development of scenarios and transition pathways for positive futures of urban transformation.
Timon McPhearson is Director of the Urban Systems Lab and Associate Professor of Urban Ecology at The New School. He is a Research Fellow at The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Stockholm Resilience Centre and a member of the IPCC.
Marta Berbés-Blázquez is an Assistant Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. Her research considers the human dimensions of social-ecological transformations in rural and urban ecosystems with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. Her work is informed by resilience thinking and political ecology at a conceptual level, and it is practically oriented toward qualitative, participatory, and anticipatory research methods. Specific topics of expertise include power dynamics and access in ecosystem services, scenario planning, resource extraction, eco-health, climate change adaptation, and trans-formation.
Elizabeth M. Cook is an Assistant Professor at Barnard College in the Department of Environmental Science. She is an urban ecosystem ecologist and her research focuses on future urban sustainability and human-environment feedback in urban and nearby native ecosystems. She conducts research on sustainability and resilience planning through participatory scenario development with local stakeholders. Her work seeks to understand cities as social-ecological-technological systems with a comparative approach in Latin American and U.S. cities.
Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson is a Research Social Scientist in the USDA Forest Service’s International Institute of Tropical Forestry, in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. She studies urban sustainability governance, including the policy networks, know-ledge systems, anticipatory capacities, and strategies to advance sustainability, resilience, and equity. She is also actively involved in transdisciplinary platforms to facilitate the co-production of futures and transition pathways in the US and Latin American cities.
Book Title: Resilient Urban Futures
Editors: Zoé A. Hamstead, David M. Iwaniec, Timon McPhearson, Marta Berbés-Blázquez, Elizabeth M. Cook, Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson
Series Title: The Urban Book Series
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: This is a U.S. government work and not under copyright protection in the U.S.; foreign copyright protection may apply 2021
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-63130-7Published: 07 April 2021
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-63133-8Published: 15 February 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-63131-4Published: 06 April 2021
Series ISSN: 2365-757X
Series E-ISSN: 2365-7588
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 190
Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour