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Anderies, J M (2014) Embedding built environments in social-ecological systems: resilience-based design principles. Building Research & Information, 42(02), 130-42.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2013.857455
  • Abstract:

    Globalization, the process by which local settlements and ecosystems are becoming linked in a global network, presents policy scientists and planners with difficult design challenges. Coping with either natural or built environments in isolation is extremely challenging in its own right (e.g. built environments at different scales: a single building, a collection of buildings, a neighbourhood or a city are in themselves very complex). In the Anthropocene era, where human activities shape the planetary system in which built and natural environments are becoming more tightly linked across scales, these complex systems need to be considered as elements in a global network, i.e. as a coupled social-ecological system (SES) at the global scale. In the context of this spiralling complexity, multi-scale and multilevel processes become more important and design/management problems become extraordinarily difficult. Preliminary ideas are explored for how research on this multilevel design problem might proceed. Specifically, based on combining insights from a collection of theories and models based on resilience and robustness concepts, the basic elements of a new approach are presented that recognizes the importance of self-organizing processes at multiple scales and emphasizes the use of feedbacks to link these processes across scales.

Hassler, U and Kohler, N (2014) The ideal of resilient systems and questions of continuity. Building Research & Information, 42(02), 158-67.

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Karrbom Gustavsson, T, Hallin, A and Dobers, P (2024) Stakeholder involvement in distributed projects: a performative approach to large scale urban sustainable development projects and the case of Stockholm Royal Seaport. Construction Management and Economics, 42(02), 146–61.

Kuitert, L, Willems, J and Volker, L (2024) Value integration in multi-functional urban projects: a value driven perspective on sustainability transitions. Construction Management and Economics, 42(02), 182–98.

Pearson, A L, Barnard, L T, Pearce, J, Kingham, S and Howden-Chapman, P (2014) Housing quality and resilience in New Zealand. Building Research & Information, 42(02), 182-90.

Pickett, S T A, McGrath, B, Cadenasso, M L and Felson, A J (2014) Ecological resilience and resilient cities. Building Research & Information, 42(02), 143-57.

Rogerson, R J, Giddings, B and Jefferies, M (2024) Constructing the future of the city centre: realizing visions. Construction Management and Economics, 42(02), 129–45.

Tainter, J A and Taylor, T G (2014) Complexity, problem-solving, sustainability and resilience. Building Research & Information, 42(02), 168-81.

Vigren, O (2024) Ecosystems in construction management and urban development: a comprehensive review of conceptualizations and contributions. Construction Management and Economics, 42(02), 162–81.