From fail-safe to safe-tofail : sustainability and resilience in the new urban world

@inproceedings{Ahern2012FromFT,
  title={From fail-safe to safe-tofail : sustainability and resilience in the new urban world},
  author={Jack F. Ahern},
  year={2012}
}
The extent to which the 21st Century world will be "sustainable" depends in large part on the sustainability of cities. Early ideas on implementing sustainability focused on concepts of achieving stability, practicing effective management and the control of change and growth-a "fail-safe" mentality. More recent thinking about change, disturbance, uncertainty, and adaptability is fundamental to the emerging science of resilience, the capacity of systems to reorganize and recover from change and… CONTINUE READING