Introduction: Toward the Resilient City

  • Kristina Yuzva
  • Monika Zimmermann
Conference paper
Part of the Local Sustainability book series (LOCAL, volume 2)


Crisis and disasters impose significant threats to sustainability and have the power to affect society, the environment, and economy. The capacity of a city to respond ‘creatively, preventively and proactively to change or extreme events, thus mitigating crisis or disaster’, is to be resilient (ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability 2002).


Disaster Risk Reduction Urban Agriculture Green Infrastructure Urban Poor Resilient Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, World SecretariatBonnGermany
  2. 2.United Nations UniversityBonnGermany

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