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The Risk City free pdf Contemporary cities face phenomenal risks, and they face particularly high levels of mounting social and environmental risks, including social polarization, urban conflicts, riots, terror, and climate change threats. This book suggests that climate change and its resulting uncertainties challenge the concepts, procedures, and scope of conventional approaches to planning, creating a need to rethink and revise current planning methods. Therefore, this book suggests a paradigm shift in our thinking, interrogation, and planning of our cities. Based on the contemporary conditions of risk at cities, this book conceptualizes the risk city as a construct of three interlinked concepts of risk, trust, and practice. It is a construct of risk and its new evolving conditions and knowledge of uncertainties stem from climate change and other risks and uncertainties. As a construct of practices, the risk city produces social and political institutional framework and promotes practices accordingly in order to reduce risk and risk possibilities and to increase trust. In light of the complex challenges and risks to the human habitat that have emerged in recent years, many cities have prepared various types of plans aimed at addressing the challenges posed by climate change. Nonetheless, despite the importance of these plans and the major public resources invested in their formulation, we still know little about them and have yet to begin studying them and assessing their contributions . From the innovative perspective of the risk city, this book asks critical questions about the nature, vision, practices, and potential impact of the recent climate change-oriented plans. What kinds of risks do they attempt to address, what types of practices do they institute, and what types of approaches do they apply? Do they adequately address the risks and uncertainties posed? How do they contribute to the worldwide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? This book uses the methodologically innovative Risk City framework to examine the nature, vision, outcomes, practices, and impact of these crucial plans, as well as their contribution to the resilience of our cities and to global efforts toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

About Yosef Jabareen

Yosef Jabareen graduated with distinction from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and has a Ph.D. in urban planning from Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. He was a visiting scholar and lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Visiting Fellow at Aga Khan Program for Islamic at MIT. The author is theorist of urban planning and politics. He writes in contemporary theories and practices in the fields of urban sustainability, climate change, and the resilient city. In addition, he writes on urban rights and politics and the status of minorities and marginalized groups. Jabareen won various academic awards.

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Author : Yosef Jabareen
Publisher : Springer
Data Published : 11 May 2015
ISBN : 9401797676
EAN : 9789401797672
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 204 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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