Resilient and Sustainable Cities

Resilient and Sustainable Cities

Research, Policy and Practice

1st Edition - December 6, 2022

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  • Editors: Zaheer Allam, Didier Chabaud, Catherine Gall, Florent Pratlong, Carlos Moreno
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323917186
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323986243

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The role of Cities in driving global economies has been well covered, and their impact on the larger ecosystem is well documented. Resilient and Sustainable Cities: Research, Policy and Practice explores how cities can be transformed into sustainable fabrics, while leading to positive socio-economic change. The topics include urban policy and covers the challenges cities experienced during the pandemic and resulting urban responses from federal, state, and local levels. This includes a transdisciplinary perspective dwelling on the city narrative, including Resources, Economics, Politics, and others. Resilient and Sustainable Cities serves as a valuable resource for leaders and practitioners working in Urban Policy and academia, as well as students in urban planning, architecture, and policy undergraduate and graduate level programs.

Key Features

  • Explores the impacts of COVID-19 on cities and its socio-economic impacts
  • Provides regenerative avenues for cities in a post-pandemic context
  • Introduces the concept of the "15-Minute City"
  • Underlines urban regenerative avenues, including financing needs, for cities in the global south


Sustainable Cities researchers and graduate students; Sustainable Cities practitioners and policy makers

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: The ‘15-minute city’ concept: Sustainability, Resilience and Inclusivity
    1. Coworking and the 15-Minute City
    2. Improving Design Density via the 15-Minute City concept: Case Study of London
    3. The Theoretical grid. An antifragile strategy for Rome post-covid mobility
    4. Measuring the 15-minute city in Barcelona. A geospatial three-method comparison
    5. The review of the paris local urban plan : an opportunity to cross the 15-minute city concept and the desire of nature in Paris
    6. Exploring the relationship of time keeping and urban morphology within the economic renaissance and the post-modern era
    7. Enter the 15-Minute City: Revisiting the Smart City Concept under a proximity based planning lens
    8. On Proximity based dimensions and Urban Planning: Historical precepts to the 15-Minute City
    9. Financing the 15-Minute City Concept and its infrastructural ecosystem in developing nations through fiscal mechanisms
    10. Redefining investable infrastructure in developing nations in a post pandemic era: The case of the 15-Minute City

    Section 2: Cities, Technology and Sustainability
    11. Smarter Cities, Smarter Planning: An exploration into the pole of planners within the Smart City movement
    12. A smart territory, the key to resilient territory
    13. Re-assessing urban sustainability in the digital age: a new SWOT methodology for cities
    14. Charrette! Toward planning and designing sustainable and resilient cities: case studies in Australia and Netherlands
    15. Developing a Composite Indicator for Evaluating Urban Sustainability
    16. Scrutinizing sustainable mobility strategies in integrated urban development: Perspectives from Copenhagen and Curitiba
    17. Cycling Uphill: Assessing e-bikes as a modal shift alternative to individual motorized transport in the Aburra Valley Metropolitan Area, Colombia

    Section 3: Culture, Liveability and Identity
    18. "For a close and livable public space: Four proposals in Barcelona"
    19. Will Future Smart Cities be liveable?
    20. Third-places as catalysts of resilience
    21. Health Impact Assessments: A pathway to Healthy and Sustainable Cities in the Global South

    Section 4: Climate Change and Resilient Cities
    22. The influence of climate change on the design strategies of the built environment: The heterogeneous climate of Italy analyzed in future scenarios
    23. The next level up is down: Exploring the subsurface for our common future
    24. A collective of resilient organisations together to build a resilient city: issues and perspectives
    25. City Wild: How Making Space for Nature Might Help Achieve the Sustainable and Resilient City
    26. Predictive Modelling for Reforestation of Cities to Mitigate Climate Change Impacts
    27. Neighborhood´s scale resilience facing heat wave events. Metropolitan Area of Mendoza Argentina as a case study
    28. A GIS‐based tool for planning resilient climate cities
    29. Citizens and local administration in Climate Change Mitigation: Urban strategies and local actions to apply to neighbourhoods
    30. Re-Envisaging Cities: Biophilic and First Nations Strategies from Australia
    31. Building urban resilience through infrastructure exaptation

    Section 5: Urban Management and Sustainable Resource Optimisation
    32. Management of City Vulnerability to Bushfire Risk Using Advanced GIS-based Spatial Tools
    33. Adaptive reuse of abandoned urban assets for cultural and social innovative development
    34. Sustainability in public administration: governance and accountability in French metropolitan area
    35. Sustainable development in hydro-drought regions by improving hydro-indicators

Product details

  • No. of pages: 674
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: December 6, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323917186
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323986243

About the Editors

Zaheer Allam

Dr. Zaheer Allam holds a PhD in Humanities, a Master of Arts (Res), an MBA, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Architectural Science from universities in Australia and the United Kingdom. Based in Mauritius, he is the Chairperson of the National Youth Environment Council (NYEC) and a board member of the Mauritius Renewable Energy Agency (MARENA) and works on several projects on the thematic of Smart Cities and on strategies dwelling in the increasing role of technology in Culture and the Society. Zaheer is also the African Representative of the International Society of Biourbanism (ISB), member of the Advisory Circle of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), and a member of several other international bodies. He holds several awards and commendations and is the author of over 110 peer reviewed publications and author of 8 books about Smart, Sustainable and Future Cities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

Didier Chabaud

Full Professor of entrepreneurship at IAE Paris Sorbonne Business School, where he is director of the Entrepreneurship Territory Innovation research group (Chaire ETI), Past-President of French Academy of entrepreneurship and innovation, senior editor of Revue de l’entrepreneuriat (A in French national HCERES ranking), he is author or co-author of more than one hundred articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals, chapters or books. He works mainly on venturing processes, the strategies of Family Firms, and on the impact of institutions and culture on place entrepreneurship.

Affiliations and Expertise

IAE PARIS Sorbonne Business School, Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Catherine Gall

Catherine Gall is the Executive Director of the Sorbonne based ETI Research. The laboratory (Entrepreneurship Territory Innovation) was created by Professors Carlos Moreno, Didier Chabaud and Florent Pratlong and specialized in challenging conventional city planning models. The ETI Lab is well known today for their “15-minute City Model”. Catherine is also an experienced creative design thinker, business leader and entrepreneur, as well as a member of the Responsible Leaders Network of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Florent Pratlong

Florent Pratlong, is the Vice President of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, looking at Entrepreneuriat and Partnerships, and is responsible for the Master of innovation management at the Sorbonne School of Management (Paris I) and Secretary at the Academy of Technology. He also participates in Club actions from Paris Directors of Innovation, he designed and deployed training programs in innovation, learning expeditions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Carlos Moreno

Associate Professor at IAE Paris Sorbonne Business School, and Scientific Director of the Chair ‘Entrepreneurship Territory Innovation’, Carlos Moreno earned recognition as a scientist with an innovative mind, pioneer works and his unique approach on urban issues. He is also a scientific advisor of national and international figures of the highest level. He works at the heart of issues of international significance as a result of his research, bringing an innovative perspective on urban issues and offering solutions to the issues faced by the cities, metropolises and territories during the 21st century. Some of his concepts traveled the world: the Human Smart City, the 15mn City, the Territory of 30mn.

Affiliations and Expertise

IAE PARIS Sorbonne Business School, Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France

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  • Paola V. Tue Nov 15 2022


    Solo dando una revisada a la tabla de contenidos, se vislumbra una excelente herramienta de apoyo para los que estamos involucrados en el desarrollo y gestión de las ciudades, es un gran aporte y muy valioso ¡felicitaciones y gracias! Ojalá se pueda optar pronto por una versión en español. Saludos cordiales Paola Villegas