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Vulnerability Through Resilience?

An Example of the Counterproductive Effects of Spatially Related Governance in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg

Tobias Schmidt

identified from the start as a precondition for increasing the attraction of the Elbe island. Only when based on a positive representation of the urban district that emphasises its potentials, do the urban development policy aims of the IBA seem to have a chance of success. The initiators of a "Future Search Conference" For Future Search Conference as a method see Weisbord (1992) and Weisbord/Janoff (2000) . ( Zukunftskonferenz ) in Wilhelmsburg emphasise, however, "the leap across the Elbe is not a trademark of the Hamburg Senate. It is a demand made by the Future

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Madeleine Wagner and Anna Growe

(place), social (people) and dynamic (process) dimensions. The question as to what role people, process and place play as creativity-enhancing support can be answered based on a qualitative empirical study, depending mainly on site visits and semi-structured interviews. To understand the application of the Design thinking method, desk research was also conducted. In order to gain early insights into the application of design thinking, and the companies using design thinking as an innovation method, an internet search was carried out to find reports that informed

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One fits all?

Resilience as a Multipurpose Concept in Regional and Environmental Development

Paulina Schiappacasse and Bernhard Müller

( Table 2 ). Following Carpenter,Westley and Turner (2005) , the word “surrogate” is used here in order to acknowledge that direct measurements of resilience may not be possible, and that it may be necessary to infer information through the use of models ( Bennett/Cumming/Peterson 2005 ). Finally, a mixed-method approach combining reflection, qualitative and quantitative data, as well as steps for interpreting data, is used in about 11% of the articles ( Table 3) . This provides the necessary contextualization that metrics alone cannot fully capture. In summary, no

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Rüdiger Wink

), other studies link the recognition of economic crisis and its impact to issues of sustainability by stressing the ecological and social dimensions of potential shocks and the need to find adjustment pathways meeting sustainability objectives (see e.g. Schneidewind 2013 ). This perspective opens up opportunities to connect the debate on regional economic resilience with issues of regional vulnerability, in particular driven by recognitions of climate change ( Christmann/Ibert/Kilper et al. 2012 , with further links). The search for fast sets of indicators has led to

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Governance and Design of Urban Infostructures

Analysing Key Socio-Technical Systems for the Vulnerability and Resilience of Cities

Marc Wolfram and Rico Vogel

: 12; GDI-DE 2010 : 15), liberating resources for other tasks. It enables distributed data access, searchability and cartographic visualisations of data. Further enhancements may include incorporating functionality for data interpretation, transaction, and exploration by geoprocessing services or workflow management services ( Bernard 2009 :112). However, it requires a rather different implementation approach based on standards and cooperation between a potentially large number of stakeholders and this implies a considerable increase of transaction costs

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Gabriela B. Christmann and Oliver Ibert

this section we draw on "actor-network" theory, an approach that has so far received little attention within the discourse on vulnerability and resilience, and search for impulses to resolve the desiderata discussed above. We identified this approach as a promising one particularly because it inspires ideas about how to overcome the traditional dichotomy between the social and the non-social, culture and nature, 5 With regard to the dichotomy between social and non-social, "actor-network" theory formulates a pointed critique on the fundamental stance taken by all

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Markus Hesse and Stefan Siedentop

-concentration of residents and jobs in some Western European countries (see Figure 1 ). However, too few studies have empirically addressed such differences and traced what factors might account for them. 3 Shifting discourses on European suburbia From a socio-economic point of view, suburban areas have always represented more than just a certain category of space or territory, a place on the city’s fringes and beyond. Suburbia was, on the one hand, subject to the collective projection of millions of people in search of the ‘good life’. What started as a primarily