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Resilient Cities: Theoretical Conceptualisations and Observations About the Discourse in the Social and the Planning Sciences

  • Gabriela ChristmannEmail author
  • Heiderose Kilper
  • Oliver Ibert
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Abstract

Modern societies have developed an increasingly growing awareness of possible threats. On the one hand, this may be said to be a consequence of constantly extended possibilities of measuring and visualising threats. On the other hand, it can be observed that at the same time technological and institutional possibilities of preventing and reducing threats have considerably increased, while however many man-made arrangements have proven to be less controllable than expected at the time of installing them.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriela Christmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Heiderose Kilper
    • 1
  • Oliver Ibert
    • 1
  1. 1.Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung e.V. (IRS)ErknerGermany

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