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Resilient urban systems:
a socio-technical study of community scale climate change adaptation initiatives
This is not to imply that technical enablers of resilience are of little value under conditions of high uncertainty
or that social enablers are irrelevant in conditions of stability. Rather, it reflects that the resilience of any
system is a dynamic state that fluctuates over time depending on internal and external conditions. The
implication of this is that designing infrastructure (or any other system) to be resilient for a particular set of
conditions means that it may be less resilient for another. Moreover, shifts toward greater uncertainty require
a greater emphasis on enabling systems to change, which requires investment in social and institutional
enablers of resilience.
T – Technical Enablers
I – Institutional Enablers
S – Social Enablers
UNCERTAINTY
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I
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S
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Figure 7: Managing the trade-off between resilience enablers when designing for future operating conditions