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dc.contributor.authorConnelly, Angelaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, Paulen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Iainen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-11T00:47:34Z
dc.date.available2020-08-11T00:47:34Z
dc.date.issued2020en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationConnelly, A., O’Hare, P., & White, I. (2020). ‘The best flood I ever had’: Contingent resilience and the (relative) success of adaptive technologies. Cities, 106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102842en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13719
dc.description.abstractThe practical operationalisation of resilience within cities is strongly linked to technology, such as better construction materials or redesigning urban form. Institutional and private sector actors often focus on issues relating to the technological innovation journey, such as ‘pathways’ to implementation or ‘barriers’ to market uptake, rather than whether adaptive technologies are the most appropriate resilience solution. These discourses frame urban resilience from the perspective of an innovation journey where technologies are perceived to succeed if there is high uptake. However, given the multi-perspective and multi-scale nature of urban resilience, the idea of ‘success’ inevitably has complex spatial, temporal and scalar dimensions. The paper uses the case of property level flood resilience (PFR) technologies in the United Kingdom to introduce the notion of ‘contingent resilience’ as a means to understand the trade-offs that are part of assessing and evaluating climate resilient technologies. We reveal that there are fundamental contradictions in what is deemed as a ‘success’ depending on who is framing the problem, when the judgement is made, or where the scale of analysis lies. Above all, the paper highlights the importance of illuminating the struggles that do not just define success, but that spatially and temporally redistribute climate resilience in a hidden manner.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Cities. © 2020 Elsevier.
dc.subjectFlood risk management
dc.subjectInnovation
dc.subjectAdaptive technologies
dc.subjectClimate resilience
dc.subjectClimate change adaptation
dc.title“The best flood I ever had”: Contingent resilience and the (relative) success of adaptive technologiesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cities.2020.102842en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfCitiesen_NZ
pubs.elements-id256062
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275120311902en_NZ
pubs.volume106en_NZ


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