Urban Resilience

A Transformative Approach

  • Yoshiki Yamagata
  • Hiroshi Maruyama

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Systems Resilience, A 30,000 Feet View

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Planning Urban Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Yoshiki Yamagata, Hajime Seya, Daisuke Murakami
      Pages 25-43
    3. Simon Benger, Daisuke Murakami, Yoshiki Yamagata
      Pages 45-62
    4. Daisuke Murakami, Yoshiki Yamagata
      Pages 63-77
  4. Responding to Shocks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Roberto Legaspi, Rungsiman Narararatwong, Nagul Cooharojananone, Hitoshi Okada, Hiroshi Maruyama
      Pages 95-114
    3. Kazuhiro Minami, Tomoya Tanjo, Nana Arizumi, Hiroshi Maruyama, Daisuke Murakami, Yoshiki Yamagata
      Pages 115-133
    4. Thomas Brudermann, Christian Hofer, Yoshiki Yamagata
      Pages 135-151
    5. Kent Kawashima, Tomotaka Matsumoto, Hiroshi Akashi
      Pages 173-204
  5. Measuring Urban Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Nicolas Schwind, Kazuhiro Minami, Hiroshi Maruyama, Leena Ilmola, Katsumi Inoue
      Pages 239-257
  6. Future Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Kendra Thompson-Dyck, Brian Mayer, Kathryn Freeman Anderson, Joseph Galaskiewicz
      Pages 279-293
    3. Meg Holden, John Robinson, Stephen Sheppard
      Pages 295-319

About this book


This book is on urban resilience – how to design and operate cities that can withstand major threats such as natural disasters and economic downturns and how to recover from them. It is a collection of latest research results from two separate but collaborating research groups, namely, researchers in urban design and those on general resilience theory. The book systematically deals with the core aspects of urban resilience: systems, management issues and populations.

The taxonomy can be broken down into threats, systems, resilience cycles and recovery types in the context of urban resilience. It starts with a discussion of systems resilience models, focusing on the central idea that resilience is a moving average of costs (a set of trajectories in a two-player game paradigm). The second section explores management issues, including planning, operating and emergency response in cities with specific examples such as land-use planning and carbon-neutral scenarios for urban planning. The next section focuses on urban dwellers and specific people-related issues in the context of resilience. Agent-based simulation of behaviour and perception-based resilience, as well as brand crisis management are representative examples of the topics discussed. A further section examines systems like public utilities – including managing power supplies, cyber-security issues and models for pandemics. It concludes with a discussion of the future challenges and risks facing complex systems, for example in resilient power grids, making it essential reading for a wide range of researchers and policymakers.


Emergency Preparedness Scenario Analysis Hazard Mitigation Modelling System Resilience Resilience Cycles and Recovery in Urban Settings Risk Management Analysis Urban Management and Risk Mgmt Urban Resilience Modelling Urban Security Response Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshiki Yamagata
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Maruyama
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute for Environmental StudiesTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Preferred Networks, Inc.,TokyoJapan

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