Tag Archives: urban resilience

Cognitive mapping to understand neighbourhoods – Kenya

3 min read Editor’s note: This post is the concluding post in a series of entitled ‘Mapping – a tool to build urban resilience’ (see post 1 about community-led heritage mapping, and post 2 about environmental resources mapping for sustainable … Continue reading

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Community-led Heritage Mapping in Kathmandu (Nepal)

4 min read Guest author: Olga Chepelianskaia (UNICITI) Editor’s note: This piece is the first in a series of three posts entitled ‘Mapping – a tool for urban resilience’ which reviews varied uses of mapping from across the globe. The … Continue reading

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Cartoons for systemic change & recovery

2 min read We normally change only if we have to. A popular idiom encapsulates this: “Necessity is the mother of invention”. If we don’t acutely perceive the need to change, we might just settle for the status quo, and … Continue reading

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Placemaking and Climate Resilience

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COVID-19 and climate resilience: Effective disaster prevention and management practices 

Read time: 7 minutes Guest author: Olga Chepelianskaia (UNICITI) Editor’s note: This post shares the findings of two related articles that link the current crisis with climate resilience. These investigate: 1) human encroachment into natural ecosystems; and 2) resilience planning in … Continue reading

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Placemaking: toolkits & books

Read time: 3 minutes This post is a companion to a previous post: Placemaking: trends & people. This post focuses on toolkits, methods, books and handbooks for effective placemaking in a range of contexts, from healthy streets and neighbourhood planning … Continue reading

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YA blog outlook: 2014-2020 & beyond

Read time: 5 minutes This post gives an overview of the growing activity on the blog since its launch in 2014. Based on the results of a short survey, the post also provides an outlook for 2020 and beyond. The … Continue reading

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Highlights from 2018

Read time: 4-5 minutes 2018 was the year which generated the most traffic on the blog: 13,000 views and 9,300 visitors for 29 published posts. The posts covered such diverse themes as territorial governance, active mobility, sustainable food systems, development, … Continue reading

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Framing the right research questions in dealing with Urban Resilience: introducing Urban Resilience Research Network (URNet)

One of the main challenges in dealing with research is indeed framing the right questions. Einstein’s quote “if I had one hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes defining the problem and 5 minutes thinking about the solution” … Continue reading

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