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Is social-ecological resilience a new frame for environmental and urban policy?

B Gleeson, Kathryn Davidson, Alison Whitten

State of Australian Cities Conference 2017 | Published : 2018


Scholars have recently signaled that the 100 Resilient Cities network may be facilitating a new understanding of resilience, which is being operationalised into urban strategy. Resilient Melbourne, for example, strongly suggests that urban resilience responses could be moving from a focus on engineering resilience to socio-ecological resilience. This indicates that it is possible that the social-ecological resilience perspective could be emerging as a new frame for environmental and urban policy. In Melbourne, the city’s recently renewed metropolitan planning framework, Plan Melbourne Refresh, now highlights resilience as an area of principal strategic priority for, as far as we understand, ..

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