This paper considers how resilience building has become a growing policy agenda, particularly for urban risk management. While much of the resilience agenda has been shaped by policies and discourses from the global North, its applicability for cities of the global South, particularly African cities, has not been sufficiently assessed.
The paper argues that focusing on rights of urban citizens as the object to be made resilient, rather than physical and ecological infrastructures, may help to address many of risk root causes and discusses 4 entry points for grounding a rights and justice orientation for urban resilience.
This is an output from the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme.
Ziervogel, G, Pelling, M, Cartwright, A, Chu, E, Deshpande T, Harris, L, Hyams, K, Kaunda, J, Klaus, B, Michael, K, Pasquini, L, Pharoah, R, Rodina, L, Scott, D and Zweig, P. (2017). Inserting rights and justice into urban resilience: a focus on everyday risk, Environment and Urbanization. Volume: 29 issue: 1, page(s): 123-138
Inserting rights and justice into urban resilience: a focus on everyday risk