Circular Metabolism
Circular Metabolism Podcast
Increasing Urban Resilience (Prof. Sara Meerow)

Increasing Urban Resilience (Prof. Sara Meerow)

📺 Welcome to the Circular Metabolism podcast 📺. This podcast is hosted by Aristide Athanassiadis from Metabolism of Cities. In this podcast we interview thinkers, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to better understand the metabolism of our cities and how to reduce their environmental impact in a socially just and context-specific way.

In this new episode, I wanted to explore a concept that has been extremely popular over the last decade or two in the fields of research, practice and policy in urban areas. And I think it was even more present during the current pandemic. However as we will discover later in this episode there is a lot of fuzziness yet at a lot of stakes behind a clear definition and implementation. The concept I’m referring to is urban resilience.

To talk about this concept I’m lucky to have Sara Meerow who has wrote many articles on the topic. Sara is Assistant Professor at Arizona State University and is an interdisciplinary social-ecological systems scientist working at the intersection of urban geography and planning. Her research tackles the challenge of how to make cities more resilient in the face of climate change and other social and environmental hazards, while at the same time more sustainable and just. Specifically, she works on the theories and practices of urban resilience, green infrastructure, and climate change adaptation planning in a range of cities.

On this episode we define urban resilience, discuss what actions can be implemented at a city level to increase it, but also how to negotiate between the different trade offs when dealing with the concept.

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👋Bonjour et Bienvenu.e au Circular Metabolism Podcast. Le rendez vous bi-hebdomadaire qui interviewe des chercheurs, des décideurs politiques et des praticiens pour mieux comprendre le métabolisme de nos villes et comment réduire leur impact environnemental d’une manière systémique, juste et contextualisée. Ce podcast est produit par Aristide Athanassiadis membre et co-fondateur de Metabolism of Cities.