6c. Resilience and Adaptivity

Track chairs:

Regine Ortlepp. Environmental Risks in Urban and Regional Development, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden, Germany. r.ortlepp@ioer.de

György Alföldi. Faculty of Architecture, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary. alfoldi.gyorgy@urb.bme.hu


Goals and objectives of the track:

When more than half of the world's population live in cities, cities are important environment to human beings. However, urban residents have changed the urban environment intensively and made cities more vulnerable.

This track would like to gather people to discuss how to effectively respond to natural and man-induced hazards. 

We invite contributions from researchers and practitioners on the resilience and adaptivity of urban to rural settlements.

Keywords: Resilience; Panarchy; Adaptive capacity; Vulnerability; Hazards; Risks; Regeneration; Recovery; Adaptive governance; Adaptive co-management; Social learning; Local knowledge; Knowledge brokerage; Institutional entrepreneurs.