A Framework for Resilient Urban Futures

David M. Iwaniec, Georgia State University
Nancy B. Grimm, Arizona State University
Timon McPhearson, The New School
Marta Berbés-Blázquez, Arizona State University
Elizabeth M. Cook, The New School
Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson, USDA Forest Service

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Resilient Urban Futures, edited by Zoé A. Hamstead, David M. Iwaniec, Timon McPhearson, Marta Berbés-Blázquez, Elizabeth M. Cook, and Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson. The Urban Book Series. Cham: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63131-4_1. (c) The Authors.


Resilient urban futures provides a social–ecological–technological systems (SETS) perspective on promoting and understanding resilience. This chapter introduces the concepts, research, and practice of urban resilience from the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN). It describes conceptual and methodological approaches to address how cities experience extreme weather events, adapt to climate resilience challenges, and can transform toward sustainable and equitable futures