Can social resilience inform SA/SIA for adaptive planning for climate change in vulnerable regions?

Dale, Allan, Vella, Karen J., & Cottrell, Alison (2015) Can social resilience inform SA/SIA for adaptive planning for climate change in vulnerable regions? Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, 7(1), pp. 93-104.

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Abstract

Social resilience concepts are gaining momentum in environmental planning through an emerging understanding of the socio-ecological nature of biophysical systems. There is a disconnect, however, between these concepts and the sociological and psychological literature related to social resilience. Further still, both schools of thought are not well connected to the concepts of social assessment (SA) and social impact assessment (SIA) that are the more standard tools supporting planning and decision-making. This raises questions as to how emerging social resilience concepts can translate into improved SA/SIA practices to inform regional-scale adaptation. Through a review of the literature, this paper suggests that more cross-disciplinary integration is needed if social resilience concepts are to have a genuine impact in helping vulnerable regions tackle climate change.

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ID Code: 76465
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Special Issue: Designing Water Disaster Management Policies: Theory and Empirics. Edited by Chennat Gopalakrishnan
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Keywords: Social assessment, social impact assessment, climate change adaptation, indicators of social resilience, monitoring and evaluation
DOI: 10.1080/19390459.2014.963371
ISSN: 1939-0467
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2014 01:30
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 22:25

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