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Epilogue: The Machinery of Urban Resilience

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Publication Date: 2014-06-26

Journal Title: Social Sciences

Publisher: MDPI

Volume: 3

Pages: 308-313

Language: English

Type: Article

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Citation: Amin, A. (2014). Epilogue: The Machinery of Urban Resilience. Social Sciences, 3 308-313.

Description: This is the final published version. It first appeared at http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/3/3/308.

Abstract: Cities are increasingly being recognized as sites of resilience, or as centres of life that will have to become more resilient in a world of intensifying hazard and risk. The literature on urban resilience tends to emphasize either the qualities of human cooperation and solidarity or those of the city’s intelligence capabilities—human or technological. This paper focuses, instead, on the city’s supply networks, arguing that the “machinic” qualities of mass provisioning and the flexibilities capacity of the city’s infrastructures may be key to the capacity of a city to mitigate against, or bounce back from, adversity.

Keywords: resilience, vulnerability, cities, infrastructures, slack, heterarchy


This record's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/socsci3030308http://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246988

Rights: Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales

Licence URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/

Author: Amin, Ash

Source: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246988


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