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The Resource Prospects for resilience : insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay, [edited by] Eric W. Sanderson, William D. Solecki, John R. Waldman, and Adam S. Parris

Prospects for resilience : insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay, [edited by] Eric W. Sanderson, William D. Solecki, John R. Waldman, and Adam S. Parris

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Prospects for resilience : insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay
Title
Prospects for resilience
Title remainder
insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Eric W. Sanderson, William D. Solecki, John R. Waldman, and Adam S. Parris
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Language
eng
Summary
Given the realities of climate change and sea-level rise, coastal cities around the world are struggling with questions of resilience. Resilience, at its core, is about desirable states of the urban social-ecological system and understanding how to sustain those states in an uncertain and tumultuous future. How do physical conditions, ecological processes, social objectives, human politics, and history shape the prospects for resilience? Most books set out the answer. This book sets out a process of grappling with holistic resilience from multiple perspectives, drawing on the insights and experiences of more than fifty scholars and practitioners working together to make Jamaica Bay in New York City an example for the world. This volume establishes a framework for understanding resilience practice in urban watersheds. Using Jamaica Baythe largest contiguous natural area in New York, home to millions of New Yorkers, and a hub of global air travel with John F. Kennedy International Airportthe authors demonstrate how various components of social-ecological systems interact, ranging from climatic factors to plant populations to human demographics. They also highlight essential tools for creating resilient watersheds, including monitoring and identifying system indicators; computer modeling; green infrastructure; and decision science methods. Finally, they look at the role and importance of a boundary organization like the new Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay in coordinating and facilitating resilience work, and consider significant research questions and prospects for the future of urban watersheds. The book sets forth an essential foundation of information and advice for researchers, urban planners, students and others who need to create more resilient cities that work with, not against, nature
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Cataloging source
UAB
Dewey number
338.973/07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.E5
LC item number
P76 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sanderson, Eric W.
  • Solecki, William
  • Waldman, John R.
  • Parris, Adam S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sustainable development
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Human ecology
  • Suburban life
  • Jamaica Bay (N.Y.)
  • New York Region
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Prospects for resilience : insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay, [edited by] Eric W. Sanderson, William D. Solecki, John R. Waldman, and Adam S. Parris
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Part I: Introduction to Resilience in Jamaica Bay -- 1. Introduction: Why Prospects for Jamaica Bay -- 2. Resilience Practice in Urban Watersheds -- Part II: Social-ecological Systems of Jamaica Bay -- 3. Dynamics of the Biophysical Systems of Jamaica Bay -- 4. Change and Resilience of Jamaica Bay's Ecological Systems -- 5. Social-Ecological System Transformation in Jamaica Bay -- Part III: Tools for Resilience Practice -- 6. Resilience Indicators and Monitoring -- 7. Computational Modelling of the Jamaica Bay System -- 8. Green Infrastructure as a Climate Change Resiliency Strategy -- 9. Application of Decision Science to Resilience Management in Jamaica Bay -- 10. Building Community Resilience Practice Capacity -- Part IV: Prospects for Resilience in Jamaica Bay -- 11. Resilience Practice and Process and Product -- Glossary -- Acknowledgments -- Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610917346
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn980838533
Label
Prospects for resilience : insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay, [edited by] Eric W. Sanderson, William D. Solecki, John R. Waldman, and Adam S. Parris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Part I: Introduction to Resilience in Jamaica Bay -- 1. Introduction: Why Prospects for Jamaica Bay -- 2. Resilience Practice in Urban Watersheds -- Part II: Social-ecological Systems of Jamaica Bay -- 3. Dynamics of the Biophysical Systems of Jamaica Bay -- 4. Change and Resilience of Jamaica Bay's Ecological Systems -- 5. Social-Ecological System Transformation in Jamaica Bay -- Part III: Tools for Resilience Practice -- 6. Resilience Indicators and Monitoring -- 7. Computational Modelling of the Jamaica Bay System -- 8. Green Infrastructure as a Climate Change Resiliency Strategy -- 9. Application of Decision Science to Resilience Management in Jamaica Bay -- 10. Building Community Resilience Practice Capacity -- Part IV: Prospects for Resilience in Jamaica Bay -- 11. Resilience Practice and Process and Product -- Glossary -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610917346
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn980838533

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