Research | AIDR: Embracing the challenges of urban resilience

By: Francisca Yunis Richter, based on the research “Embracing the Challenges of Urban Resilience“, developed by Professor Alan March and Constanza Gonzalez-Mathiesen for the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR), published on April 2022.

According to this research, the aim of resilience is based on accepting and solving the challenges of building resilient cities, and as a result, the sector related to disaster risk reduction and management, faces new tasks to promote and improve urban resilience. Here you can access the full publication:

Published on August 30, 2022

“Australia’s growth since European settlement has been heavily oriented to urban areas. It is not surprising then that most of the ongoing material wealth is intertwined with risks faced by urban places and systems”.

(March & González, 2022)

The disaster risk reduction sector, as well as the various professionals and other stakeholders who manage and use the built environment, face numerous issues as a result of urban resilience.

Urban resilience is being improved via a variety of directives, programs, charters, and tactics. Even while certain measures may be helpful in focused ways, it is still unclear how the size of the task can be addressed completely. The sphere of action and the “task” of resilience, according to this research, rests on accepting and addressing the challenges of building resilient cities (March & González, 2022).

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