by Jennifer Coote


Eds L. J. Vale, T. J. Campanella explore The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover From Disaster, O.U.P, 05, through in-depth examinations of a range of international experiences from Oklahoma to Berlin and Tokyo. Three sections cover Narratives of Resilience; Symbolic Dimensions of Trauma and Recovery, and The Politics of Reconstruction, the last being particularly recommended. The overall assumption is of disaster as an interruption in the status quo, rather than disaster as structural, because of underdevelopment, institutional corruption, neoliberal urban disinvestments, etc.(continue…)

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