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dc.contributor.authorPierrre, Gabrielle A
dc.description.abstractCity resilience as it is applied today is both a novel concept and a culmination of past knowledge and current exacerbating issues coming to a head. The expanded definition of city resilience includes disaster risk reduction in addition to city resilience as an approach to improving city function. It suggests an understanding of cities and their issues with a holistic, systems thinking perspective. This thesis evaluates ten cities from Rockefeller’s 100 Resilient Cities Network according to resilient urban system qualities such redundancy, modularity, diversity as the evaluation criteria (created by a review of urban and city resilience organization publications). Results indicate that those cities with long term adaptive strategies, generating significant changes tend to be more successful (according to the selected metric) than those that only generate small improvements. This thesis ends with a review of three case studies on green infrastructure as a successful strategy to achieve resilience.
dc.subjectecological resilience
dc.subjectcity resilience
dc.subjectcity-scale resilience
dc.subjecturban resilience
dc.subjectdisaster risk reduction
dc.subject100 Resilient Cities
dc.subjectcity-scale evaluation
dc.titleThe city resilient
dc.title.alternativea new frontier or a conversation revisited? A multi-city evaluation of city resilience plan potential impact
dc.description.departmentEnvironmental Design
dc.description.majorEnvironmental Planning and Design
dc.description.advisorRosanna Rivero
dc.description.committeeRosanna Rivero
dc.description.committeeStephen Ramos
dc.description.committeeJohn Crowley
dc.description.committeeBrian Bledsoe

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