A review of urban resilience literature


Buyukozkan G., Ilicak O., FEYZİOĞLU O.

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SOCIETY, vol.77, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 77
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.scs.2021.103579
  • Journal Name: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SOCIETY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Compendex, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Review, Urban resilience, Resilient cities, CLIMATE-CHANGE, CITY RESILIENCE, MATURITY MODEL, DISASTER RISK, CITIES, ADAPTATION, SYSTEMS, MITIGATION, MANAGEMENT, VULNERABILITY

Abstract

Urban resilience (UR) is a central concept in enabling cities to be prepared for disasters and unexpected events caused by climate change-induced extreme weather conditions. The field is dedicated to developing solutions and models in this regard. In particular, the emergence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has threatened certain industries and has compelled cities to re-evaluate and address resilience. This study aims to provide an overview of the subject by examining the academic and industrial literature on UR, categorizing publications, analyzing major trends, as well as highlighting gaps and providing future research recommendations. In this context, 146 journal articles and 9 industrial reports published up to the end of 2020 were examined. Journal articles have been examined under three headings as literature reviews, conceptual models, and analytical models. The approaches and analytical techniques discussed in the field are also examined in the review. These examinations and classifications constitute the originality of the study. Examination of industrial reports has provided us with the opportunity to understand the practices discussed and suggested by practitioners in this field. The results show that the most commonly arising issue in UR is climate change. Finally, the research gaps and future suggestions are presented.