Urban resilience via adaptability: information technologies for adaptive area profiling

Noemi Giupponi, Craig Thomson

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    There is a growing awareness that traditional area profiles currently used by urban decision makers are not sufficiently reflective of the lived lives of the people who live and use the area. Although subjective spatial information is increasingly being collected and represented during community engagement activities and other participatory processes, its coherent integration into area profiling activities is rare. This work argues that a better design of planning technologies for urban resilience is needed and requires including both subjective and objective spatial information. Borrowing the concepts of ‘congruence’, ‘compatibility’ and ‘minimal criteria specification’ from socio-technical design, a new procedure for adaptive area profiling is developed in the context of Glasgow

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMoving Beyond Risks: Organizing for Resilience
    Place of PublicationBled, Slovenia
    PublisherInternational Institute for Transdisciplinary Research on Critical Infrastructures
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2015


    • urban resilience
    • adaptability
    • information technology
    • area profiling


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