How Cities Should Approach Complex Risk Situations

Addressing vulnerability and promoting security
Posted Jan 29, 2019 | International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, Ortwin Renn, Andreas Klinker, Pia-Johanna Schweizer, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam,

Cities are more vulnerable than rural areas to many risks. Moreover, their infrastructure is increasingly networked, and while smart cities may offer more security and convenience, data protection is often ignored. Since risks are frequently interconnected, an integrated approach is needed to manage them. In their paper for the International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, Ortwin Renn, Andreas Klinker and Pia-Johanna Schweizer of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, outline challenges for risk governance arising from complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity that require particular engagements by actor groups in urban environments. The article concludes with some lessons for the risk governance process: Pre-estimation, interdisciplinary risk estimation, risk characterization and risk evaluation.


https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-018-0196-3

 

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