Urban Resilience in Action: the Resilient Melbourne Strategy as Transformative Urban Innovation Policy?
Sebastian Fastenrath, Lars Coenen, K Davidson
Sustainability | Mary Ann Liebert | Published : 2019
More and more cities are developing strategies and implementing actions to increase their resilience to a diversity of environmental, social and economic challenges. International networks such as 100 Resilient Cities, established by the Rockefeller Foundation, are supporting cities to find and implement solutions to 'shocks and stresses.' This new approach to urban governance, often initiated by philanthropic organizations, is debated. On the one hand, these initiatives are celebrated as catalysts for transformational change through 'collaboration' and 'co-design' in contexts such as mobility, energy, green space or housing. On the other hand, urban resilience initiatives have been criticiz..View full abstract
S.F. and L.C. gratefully acknowledge funding of this research project through the City of Melbourne Chair in Resilient Cities-a collaboration between City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne.