How Geography Can Bring Insight to Communities Facing a Turbulent World
How do communities deal with unexpected situations on the scale of a global pandemic, for example? How much of the response is planned in advance? How well does that plan protect those most vulnerable and spread resources equitably?
In their book, Resilient Communities across Geographies, authors Sheila and Steven Steinberg examine the theory and application of different communities' abilities to respond to and recover from unexpected, disruptive situations. Examples vary from ecosystem resilience to climate adaptation to urban and cultural resilience.
Although there are many different forms of resilience, they all share some characteristic patterns. These patterns can be revealed and better understood by geographic information system (GIS) technology. The application of GIS yields actionable information culminating in a resilience plan.
In this book for academics and practitioners, readers will be able to discern patterns of theoretical frameworks, analytical methods, and GIS applications that will undoubtedly be relevant to their own fields of interest.