Rethinking Resilience, Adaptation and Transformation in a Time of Change

  • Wanglin Yan
  • Will Galloway

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wanglin Yan, Will Galloway
      Pages 3-20
  3. Recognizing Vulnerability

  4. Awareness and Preparedness for Change

  5. Tools and Methods for Building Resiliency

  6. Transformation from Disaster and Crisis

  7. Building Resiliency with Community

  8. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Will Galloway, Wanglin Yan
      Pages 389-396

About this book


This book contributes to the literature on resilience, hazard planning, risk management, environmental policy and design, presenting articles that focus on building resilience through social and technical means. Bringing together contributions from Japanese authors, the book also offers a rare English-language glimpse into current policy and practice in Japan since the 2011 Tohoku disaster. The growth of resilience as a common point of contact for fields as disparate as economics, architecture and population politics reflects a shared concern about our capacity to cope with and adapt to change. 

The ability to bounce back from hardship and disaster is essential to all of our futures. Yet, if such ability is to be sustainable, and not rely on a “brute force” response, innovation will need to become a core practice for policymakers and on-the-ground responders alike.

The book offers a valuable reference guide for graduate students, researchers and policy analysts who are looking for a holistic but practical approach to resilience planning.


Resilience Resilience Thinking Adaptation Theory Adaptation Practice Community Resilience Rapid Change Creeping Change Emerging Economies Shrinking Society Sustainable Development Disaster Preparation Disaster Reconstruction Managing Uncertainty Information and Communication Vulnerability Mapping Energy Issues Fukushima Decentralized Energy Alternative Urban Planning Practice

Editors and affiliations

  • Wanglin Yan
    • 1
  • Will Galloway
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac Envr Info Stud/Grad Schl Media & GovKeio University Fac Envr Info Stud/Grad Schl Media & GovFujisawaJapan
  2. 2.Grad School of Media and GovernanceKeio University, Grad School of Media and GovernanceFujisawaJapan

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