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Urban Resilience Planning: A Way to Respond to Uncertainties—Current Approaches and Challenges

  • Seemin MushirEmail author
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Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Abstract

A city is resilient when it has the developing capacities to overcome natural and economical disasters and still be able to maintain essentially the same functions, structures, systems, and identity. From the literature regarding the driving factors that make a city resilient to various environmental, economic, and natural hazards, it was found that administration, risk assessment, environment, financing, schools and hospitals, infrastructure, planning, preparedness, training, and awareness and reconstruction were driving factors. To study these factors, three major urban cities of India—New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai—were considered in the study to evaluate the level of resilience these cities possess to face natural and environmental calamities. On analysis of data from the literature, it was found that all the case cities lacked advanced resilience technologies and had only basic resilience tools to face natural and environmental calamities. Delhi was found to have better resilience than Mumbai and Chennai on awareness, training strategies and environment protection, while Mumbai was found to have better resilience than Delhi and Chennai on the basis of financial investments and infrastructures. It is recommended that all three metropolitan cities need additional improvement regarding risk assessment, planning, and administration. Moreover, Delhi must focus on improving its overall infrastructure, whilst Mumbai needs to engage more on environmental and awareness actions.

Keywords

Resilience Disasters Hazards Climate Metropolitan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia

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