The concept of resilience is increasingly used in urban planning (e.g. 100 Resilience Cities Programme) and disaster risk reduction. While resilience may appear consensual to some, disagreements exist regarding what urban resilience should look like. Some approaches to resilience focus on infrastructure and materials, whereas other approaches are more inclusive of social and environmental concerns. Based on this observation, WhyDAR aims to identify different ways in which urban resilience is understood while investigating the role of science, technology and expertise in the making of resilience strategies in the Global South.
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