Enhancing Resilience of London by Learning from Experiences

Atun, Funda (2012) Enhancing Resilience of London by Learning from Experiences. TeMA - Trimestrale del Laboratorio Territorio Mobilità e Ambiente - TeMALab, 5 (2). pp. 147-158. ISSN 1970-9870

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The concept of resilience was introduced at the beginning of the 70s to indicate the capability of natural systems to absorb perturbations, preserving their structure and keeping the system functioning. The paper considers London as an example to a resilient city by focusing on some remarkable disasters in the history of London, such as the Great Fire in 1666, the Air Raids during the World War 2, 18 December 1987 King’s Cross Fire, Terrorist Attack to the London Tube network on July 7, 2005, flooding in 1928 and 1953 Storm Surge. The paper starts by giving short descriptions of these disasters and continues by discussing the lessons learned. In this paper, the concept of resilience has been studied in three phases: prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster. Besides, actions that have to be taken according to these three phases are going to be explored in detail. In conclusion, the notable effects of the mentioned disasters on structural and non-structural mitigation tools are revealed by considering resilience of London.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Resilience, flood risk, disaster risk management
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 620 Ingegneria e attivita' affini
700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2012 14:53
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2012 14:53
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/4274

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