UIC Barcelona is hosting the 11th edition of the annual conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), organised in cooperation with the Urban Resilience Research Net (URNet) and UN-Habitat. Urban planning is a technical and political tool and process that, when done well, is the best way to reduce risk. This paper explores two different discourses on urban governance: participation and self-organized collective action for the management of the commons. The value of urban environmental stewardship for supporting social-ecological functioning and improving quality of life in cities has been documented, but recognizing it as a strategy for strengthening social resilience to respond to future disturbances has not been fully explored. This paper provides a profile of sustainable urbanization from a global perspective. 0000005203 00000 n The paper suggests that working across sectors and scales in a transdisciplinary manner is a challenging endeavour but necessary for building inclusive, thriving, and regenerative urban settlements. Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016). In this paper, we explore how master planning promotes and implements particular urban development patterns and, more generally, contributes to sustainability. “Sustainable Cities: A discussion on the social, economic, and environmental strategies contributing to urban resilience” brought together sustainability experts to discuss innovative strategies for urban resilience in the face of the 21st century’s looming challenges. This paper uses multilevel environmental governance to explain the policy for dealing with the climate in the city of Shenzhen. Help us to further improve by taking part in this short 5 minute survey, Urban Resilience and Urban Sustainability: From Research to Practice, Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals, The Challenges of Implementing Sustainable Development: The Case of Sofia’s Master Plan, Urban Sustainability and Resilience: From Theory to Practice, The Urban Transition Performance of Resource-Based Cities in Northeast China, A Social-Ecological Framework for Urban Stewardship Network Research to Promote Sustainable and Resilient Cities, Moving from Adaptive to Transformative Capacity: Building Foundations for Inclusive, Thriving, and Regenerative Urban Settlements, Unpacking Resilience for Adaptation: Incorporating Practitioners’ Experiences through a Transdisciplinary Approach to the Case of Drought in Chile, Urban Heat Stress Vulnerability in the U.S. Southwest: The Role of Sociotechnical Systems, Breaking Resilient Patterns of Inequality in Santiago de Chile: Challenges to Navigate towards a More Sustainable City, A Global Perspective on the Sustainable Performance of Urbanization, Recognizing Stewardship Practices as Indicators of Social Resilience: In Living Memorials and in a Community Garden, Towards an Urban Resilience Index: A Case Study in 50 Spanish Cities, Low Carbon Urban Transitioning in Shenzhen: A Multi-Level Environmental Governance Perspective, Comparing Conceptualizations of Urban Climate Resilience in Theory and Practice, Between Participation and Collective Action—From Occasional Liaisons towards Long-Term Co-Management for Urban Resilience. All papers will be peer-reviewed. From this perspective, we apply resilience thinking concepts to assess the dynamics of inequality, spatial segregation, and sustainability in Chile’s capital city of Santiago. Sustainability, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal. Cities present unique challenges and opportunities for sustainability and resilience, as issues and organizations are frequently intertwined in networks of relations. 0000004805 00000 n The next big global crisis may come in the shape of a pandemic, climate disaster, or a social crisis. The urban resilience pillars influence the economic well-being represented by the gross national product, in 58.8 percent, social well-being represented by the life expectancy of the residents of the smart cities, in 71.7 percent, and in environmental well-being indicated by CO 2 emissions, in 21.5 percent. These inconsistencies need to be resolved to ensure both the usability of climate resilience research and the effectiveness of resilience policy. Thus, resilience should not be viewed as a normative desirable goal, but as a descriptor of complex systems dynamics. Based on these insights, we have formulated several recommendations to facilitate urban transitions in China’s resource-based cities. Resilience is the capacity of an urban system for preventing and withstanding any possible danger or risk and for recovering from it. Yet, even with this elevated scholarly attention, strategies for bridging between research and practice remain elusive, and efforts to understand and affect change towards more sustainable and resilient urban centers have often fallen short. �j�Br�Q�+vq^��~U��,.�Xd���m���z���d��0���=�y^�6��b�������b���� ��skK�x��w��p�aMro6>�TB�22�=B�k�0b"�̠q���~ڞĊ�,n�a��P�N�꣨Y���_�0a�y^�<1���[�x��`В�9��\��C�f���� ���~]�C�$��ÎX���l�uC����yt�h4Wl�y"�j1�W��T� X��&=@gG�g�ٴ�����5΢f��8(������5"�1�lsu�/�pw�},��9X�Ԗ״F�GG���%x��֘���� �.���ikw��E@-(��c�QO�h?����;�7E�I���D�u&�d�۝j$��q @�y �l���܎�ja���J+G�g4��(�߄i��$s����Ev!�]�`%`��o;�h������ �T�� A total of 19 resource-based cities in Northeast China are studied from 2003 to 2012. The analytical framework consists of urban and regional resilience incorporating transdisciplinary approaches applying the Resilience-Wheel tool, combined with participatory methods for the co-production of knowledge and qualitative content analysis of documents and workshops. WRI’s Urban Water Resilience Initiative, supported by the Global Commission on Adaptation, is hosting an essential discussion on how to advance urban water resilience, achieve sustainable and equitable WASH access, and provide long-term water security. In particular, this Special Issue invites theoretical and empirical research articles that address the following questions: what are urban resilience and urban sustainability? In responding to these challenges, governments throughout the world have been implementing various policy mechanisms to guide the practice of urbanization towards sustainable development. Find support for a specific problem on the support section of our website. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. This paper seeks to contribute towards a better understanding of synergies and differences in how academics and local decision-makers think about resilience in the context of climate change. The commitment to understanding the implications of a 1.5 °C global temperature warming limit has contributed to a growing realisation that transformative adaptation is necessary to avoid catastrophic environmental and social consequences. Results show that most Spanish province capitals are far from being resilient. An ideal community, economy or business will be both sustainable and resilient. Urban resilience has gained greater prominence over the past decade in international development discourse and has emerged as one of the core principles of sustainable urban development in the global development frameworks and targets, including: Paris Agreement Contact us. Due to increasing urbanisation, cities have become the center of attention, as they generate a rising demand for natural resources and have a global environmental impact. Resilience and sustainability at the centre of first EU Urban Mobility Days 28/09/2020 The first Urban Mobility Days (29 September – 2 October 2020), starting tomorrow, brings together 2 000 experts for a virtual debate on the most important topics in urban mobility today. Based on experiences in the Austrian city of Korneuburg, it is argued that the collective action literature may help overcome some of the self-criticisms and shortcomings of the participation discourse. (2nd issue) AUGUST 2020. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). From this perspective, we apply resilience thinking concepts to assess the dynamics of inequality, spatial segregation, and. Both acknowledge the role of heritage in not just sustainability but also developing urban resilience. 0000000016 00000 n This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Urban and Rural Development". Next Next post: Executive Summary – Recommendations of Actions for Resilience and Sustainability. Most developed and many developing nations have undertaken extensive disaster planning and have elaborate response systems in place. As a case study, we examine the current General Urban Development Plan (GUDP) of the Bulgarian capital Sofia against the city’s actual development pattern. 0000016254 00000 n The results show that resource-based cities in Jilin and Liaoning provinces performed better than those in Heilongjiang province. Current debate on the implementation of resilience in addressing climatic impacts calls for more pragmatic means of reducing losses. All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. Urbanization is a major driver of land use change and global environmental decline. Accordingly, its attitude towards climate change is closely followed by all parties concerned. The twenty-first century global population will be increasingly urban-focusing the sustainability challenge on cities and raising new challenges to address urban resilience capacity. Urban resilience urban sustainability social-ecological systems vulnerability adaptation green infrastructure Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the editors of this special issue, V. Kelly Turner and David Kaplan, the anonymous reviewers, and the members of the University of Michigan Interdisciplinary Workshop on Urban Sustainability and Resilience for feedback on an early draft. “TURAS" is the acronym for the EU funded project ‘Transitioning towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability’. Grimm currently serves as the co-director of the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network , working with cities to create collaborative visions for future urban infrastructure, building resilience and sustainability plans, and exploring nature-based solutions to urban resilience challenges. TURAS is also the Gaelic word for ‘journey’. The study suggests that countries at different stages of urbanization have achieved different levels of sustainable performance. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI. However, while sustainability and resilience have become core issues for different strands of scholarship and communities of practice, strategies for bridging research and practice in our efforts to affect change towards more sustainable and resilient urban centers remain elusive. The conference theme is 'zero-emission mobility for all'. This success allows you to learn more about MDPI ), congestion, and of! 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