Journal article

Resilience and 'technicity': challenges and opportunities for new knowledge practices in disaster planning

Ihnji Jon

Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2019

Abstract

With increasing exposure to environmental catastrophes and natural hazards, the terminology of 'resilience' is becoming ubiquitous in the planning field. As a part of this continuing discussion, this paper examines how the concept of resilience has been used in disaster planning, especially with a focus on the creation and use of knowledge to 'build resilience' in response to potential future natural hazard events. In discussing the practice of creating and using knowledge in disaster planning, I draw insights from the interdisciplinary critical studies of science and technology literature, which has been developing rich discussions on the challenges we face in producing geographical knowled..

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