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"Resilience is a transforming into and very important idea in an international more and more confronted with the devastating results of weather switch. towns, rural components, and whole areas needs to discover ways to adapt to average failures and long term socioecological adjustments as a result of a altering weather. This ebook provides the various most recent learn on resilience suggestions around the globe. examine equivalent to this can be essential to create new principles and Read more...

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Conversely, the vulnerability of the transport and land use system to natural hazards, such as sea-level rise, shows the impact of the natural environment on the city. TABLE 1: Human and natural system interactions and resilience indicators. 3 SYSTEMIC METHODOLOGY IN WILUTE As noted above, city system theory is applied in the WILUTE model. The model treats land use, transport and the environment in an integrated way. The model attempts to take full account of the complex interactions and synergies that occur between urban processes (economic, social and spatial process), including household location choice, firm location choice, transportation choices and land use decisions.

J. 2008, 29, 97–122. 37. ; The Dynamics of Complex Urban Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach; Physica-Verlag Heidelberg: New York, NY, USA, 2008. 38. ; Banister, D. Transport and climate change: Simulating the options for carbon reduction in London. Transp. Policy 2010, 17, 110–125. 39. Ministry for the Environment of New Zealand. Adapting to climate change. html (accessed on 18 Feburay 2013). 40. ; Hannah, J. Sea-Level Variability and Trends-Wellington Region: Prepared for GWRC; NIWA: Wellington, New Zealand, 2012.

Fourthly, the model has a transparent architecture, which can be easily understood by policy-makers and the public. Most of the previous models have been criticised, as they have an architecture that is often seen as “black box” to local government officers [33]. During the development of WILUTE, the model was demonstrated to and discussed with City and Greater Wellington Regional Council officers. Some scenarios were presented, and ongoing discussions are proceeding to utilize and further test the model.

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